OBITUARY

Robert T Knappe Sr.

March 5, 1938November 10, 2012

Robert T. Knappe Sr., 74, passed away and was called home on November 10, 2012. Bob was born in Detroit, Michigan - March 5th, 1938, son of Edmund and Matilda Knappe. By the age of 14, Bob’s musical ability had already started to shine as he had become a proficient accordion player and began teaching accordion lessons as his very first business venture. Bob attended Michigan State University where he studied Accounting. He moved to Colorado in 1960, and started working as an accountant, as well as entertaining people with his singing and musical skills after work as a second job. He soon utilized his talent for business and accounting and began a lifetime of business adventures. More importantly, with the people he touched, and relationships he made, he taught us how to love and forgive, and that even when things didn’t go well, not to give up. He never did.

He enjoyed playing his accordion or sitting at the Piano performing impromptu sing a-longs, sometimes in hotels, restaurants, or places far away. Wherever there was a Piano, if you were with Bob you better be ready to sing. Bob also loved spending time with his family and friends. He adored his pets, was a big fan of the great outdoors, and enjoyed traveling to new places.

He is survived by two brothers, Ed and Don; his wife, Cheryl; 5 children, Bobby, Boni, Becky, Beverly and Tricia; 12 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents Edmund and Matilda Knappe along with two sons, Todd Knappe and William Knappe.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to: Eternal Purpose Foundation C/O Anderson & Keil 12101 East 2nd Avenue Aurora, CO 80011

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Joe Adam

November 14, 2012

Dear Cheryl, You are in our thoughts and prayers. It seems like such a shock to us and cannot imagine for you. Remember the good times and keep smiling, because I know Bob would want that. Take care, Hugs, Joe and Roberta Adam

Joan Olander

November 14, 2012

Dear Cheryl,
I am so sorry to hear you've lost your Bob. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Joan

Josh Whited

November 14, 2012

It was a great pleasure getting to know this amazing man. Although I had only known Bob for a short time while in Alaska he always greeted me with a smile on his face.

November 13, 2012

Cheryl,
Jodie and I have you and your Family in our prayers. We were both blessed by having the opportunity to work with Bob and to get to know you.

Jodie & Diane McDaugale

Gary House

November 13, 2012

Cheryl & Family - I am sorry to learn about the loss of Bob. I will always value the knowledge and opportunity he shared and it has served me often thought life. You are in our thoughts and payers.

Gary House & Family

sam dahabrah

November 13, 2012

cheryl, BOB WILL BE MISSED.HE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN INOUR PRAYERS.YOU WILL BE ALWAYS ON MY MIND. BOB YOU ARE A GREAT MAN. LADOLCE VITA ALWAYS REMEMBERS YOUR GREAT HEART.MAY JESUS CARRY YOU UNDER HIS LOVING ARMS ANDCOMFORT YOU FRIENDS AND FAMILY.YOU WILL BE MISSED. YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR EVER AMEN

sam dahabrah

November 13, 2012

CHERYL, i cannot express how sad i felt for thepassing of Bob.he is amanof faith ,a father for me, a close friend to my heart. he dwells in my soul and prayers.god gave him a good companion like yourself.god may pat on your shoulder and never forsake you.he is in a place where light and happiness prevails.On behalf of Ladolcevita in castle pines i extend my deep sympathy and thoughts of this great Hero to his friends and family Amen.

Dan Blackard

November 13, 2012

Cheryl, Bobby, and Family,
You all are in my prayers. I am going to miss Robert's encouragement during the difficult times, his wisdom at all times, his spiritual leadership as required, his gift of inspiring loyalty and respect from others, and his ability to develop lasting friendships wherever he went. He was fun when fun was needed, wise when wisdom was required, a mentor to those who needed mentoring, all business when it was necessary, and caring of others all the time. I know that he is in God's presence forever, and in His perfect care, without pain or suffering. He touched me during the time I spent with him and I will forever be changed for the better because of it. I pray God will comfort his family and loved ones with the peace and knowledge that God knows what is best for all of his children in all things, and I pray that God will grant us all the understanding that it will not be long before we will be forever reunited with Robert in a place where God has paved the streets with gold.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help during these difficult times.
Sincerely Yours, Dan Blackard

November 13, 2012

we will miss this wonderful man, he had a special way about him, we all loved.
big becky

November 12, 2012

Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.
Love, Tony & Treva Lalli