Meljean "Jean" Caroline Knapp

April 27, 1933November 4, 2018

Meljean “Jean” Caroline Knapp, passed away on November 4, 2018 at 85 years of age. She was born on April 27, 1933 in Grosse Pointe to the late Melvin and Jean Hoover. Jean was beyond proud of her family, and loved them more than words could express.

Beloved wife of 65 year to the late Louis C. Knapp; adored mother of Larry (Jan) Knapp, Laura (Tom) Montgomery, Louie (Debi) Knapp, Patti (Don) DeCorte, Theresa (Jim) Honeycutt, Jeanne (Mike) Westermann; proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; dear sister of the late Anne Gates

The family will greet friends from 2-8pm with a 7:00pm Memory Sharing on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, MI. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:30am on Wednesday, November 7, at St. Michael Catholic Church, 40501 Hayes Rd., Sterling Heights, MI. In State from 9:00am until time of Mass at 9:30. Interment following at Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township.

The family kindly requests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Jean’s honor.


  • The late Louis C. Knapp, Husband
  • Larry (Jan) Knapp, Son
  • Laura (Tom) Montgomery, Daughter
  • Louie (Debi) Knapp, Son
  • Patty (Don) DeCorte, Daughter
  • Theresa (Jim) Honeycutt, Daughter
  • Jeanne (Mike) Westermann, Daughter
  • Proud grandmother of 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; dear sister of Anne Gates.

    She was born on April 27, 1933 in Grosse Pointe to the late Melvin and Jean Hoover.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 6, 2018
  • In State Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Meljean "Jean" Caroline Knapp

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Helen Ashley

November 6, 2018

My Deepest Sympathy to all of Louis and Meljean's family at this time of sorrow and loss.

I am one of Meljean's Canadian cousins who was 2 years younger than my American cousin Meljean whom I loved.
My mother Lillian Hoover Ashley kept in touch with my Uncle Mel and Aunt Jean by letters, photos, telephone calls and summer visits so we always knew how our cousins were doing and on occasion had the joy of seeing them.
My fondest memory of Meljean goes back to my childhood when I received a parcel from Detroit. In it was a beautiful Girl's Mauve Wool Coat & Tam with fur trim which fit me perfectly and I wore it with pride. Aunt Jean enclosed a note to say that it was one of Meljean's slightly used coats that she had outgrown . I loved this coat BECAUSE it had been Meljean's and that made it SPECIAL to me.

Meljean will be remembered for her loving kindness , smiling face, sweet disposition and always a very special cousin.
With loving thoughts,
Helen (Ashley) Philp
Belleville, Ontario, Canada.

Nancy Newton

November 5, 2018

Jeannie , Mike and Elizabeth, I am so sorry for your loss. I know what a special women your mom was kids and how much you all loved her. She will always have a special place in your hearts right next to your dad. I enjoyed knowing them, they were a great couple. Enjoyed seeing them in Tawas camping. What good memories you will always have. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you during this sad time. But know they are together now with God. Love you all.

Aunt Nancy