Donald Carl Knapp


Donald Carl Knapp, 75, passed away in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, on April 21, 2022. Don was born to Carl and Ilene (Enge) Knapp in Emmetsburg, IA, on December 14, 1946, with his identical twin brother, Ronald Earl, following right behind. He spent his childhood with his brother and younger sister, Linda, in Ringsted, IA.

Don’s career began at Crysteel Manufacturing. He retired as Vice President of Redi Haul. Respected as a leader, friend, family man, and father, he believed family is sacred, friends are priceless, and doing your own thing is a badge of honor.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Nancy (Evans) Knapp. He is survived by his partner, Connie Ashmen; son, Troy Donald Knapp; granddaughter, Maryah (Devin) Jazdzewski; brother, Ronald Knapp (Patricia Winowiecki); and sister, Linda (Mansoor) Abdmoulaie. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 4PM at the American Legion Post 294 in Lake Crystal, Minnesota. Luncheon to follow.