William Charles Knapp

April 10, 1950January 19, 2019

William Charles Knapp age 68 of Homer passed away in his home under the loving care of his family on Saturday, January 19, 2019. He was born April 10, 1950 in Albion, Michigan the son of Roland and Doris (Sommers) Knapp. His parents precede him in death along with his brother, Richard Knapp and his first wife, Donna Washburn. Donna’s son (William’s Step-son) Ken (Angie) Washburn survive that relationship along with his children, Cindy and Erin Washburn. William married Luanne (Grudzien) Richardson on May 12, 1995 in Marshall and she survives. He was employed with Albion Malleable (Harvard Industries) for 33 years in various positions, also employed with Union Steel for some time. He enjoyed farming, motorcycling, playing cards, square dancing and had a quirky sense of humor. William attended KCC and earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. He attended West Eckford Missionary Church and Caring Community Church. In addition to his loving wife of 23 years, William also leaves step-daughter, Dawn (Rodney II) Masternak, Step-sons, M. Joseph (Shar) Roblee, Nathan Taylor; grandchildren: Michelle, Melodie Roblee, Logan, Lauren Taylor, Juliann, Zachary Masternak, sister, Carol (Rex) Lambright; nephews: Duane (Gloria) Lambright, Greg (Dawn) Lambright, Marty Lambright and many grand nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends for visitation on Wednesday, January 23rd from 4-7 PM at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr., Albion. Services to be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Caring Community Church, 1015 Irwin Ave., Albion with Rev. Steve A. Shafe officiating. Cremation will follow and burial of ashes will take place at a later date in Clarendon Twp. Cemetery, Homer. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Community Church.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 24, 2019

William Charles Knapp

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Reuben Rubio

January 22, 2019

Luanne and family, we are so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. We always enjoyed seeing him at church and at Bible study. You guys were always so good to us, friendly and loving and very willing to cook and provide food. Truly, you modeled the gifts of generosity and hospitality to us and many others.

May the Lord give you peace, comfort, and many cherished and unforgettable memories.

Reuben & Kathleen Rubio

Laura Hicks

January 22, 2019

I'm really sorry to hear of Bills passing. You two had a lot of good adventures and memories together. He will be greatly missed. Laura

Wendi Keathley

January 22, 2019

I am so sorry to hear this news Luanne. May you find comfort during this difficult time and cling to all the memories you and Bill made. I always loved hearing about the adventures of you and Bill and enjoyed laughing with you when you were telling about some of the funny things he would say and do. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Susie Solis

January 21, 2019

Oh LuAnn, my heart is so sad for your loss. Bill was an amazing man and his presence will be greatly missed. Holding you up in love and prayers. 💜