Stanley Joseph Knapp

August 17, 1936March 21, 2013
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Stanley Joseph Knapp, 76, of Boonville, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, in his home. He was born August 17, 1936, in Evansville, IN.

He owned and operated Knapp’s Service Center in Newburgh for 42 years. He was a member of St. Rupert’s Catholic Church in Red Brush where he belonged to the Knights of Columbus. Stan was also a member of the Hadi Shrine. The highlight of his retirement was helping organize and hold the Special Needs Fishing Tournament every spring for the last 12 years in Warrick County. He was a lifelong outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Stan was preceded in death by his son, Chris Knapp; granddaughter, Kaylin Mischler; sister, Doris Graham; and brother, Jack Whitehouse.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia; sons, Jeff Knapp (Laurel), and Kevin Knapp (Tara), both of Boonville; daughters, Becky Mischler (Joe) of Bear, Delaware, and Shelley Feagley of Evansville; grandchildren, Colton, Kris, Dustin (Joanna) and Hunter Knapp, Brian (Ashley) and Lauren Mischler, Chelsie Feagley, and Jessica Walden (Andrew); his first great grandchild, expected in November; several nieces and nephews; brothers, William Knapp (Mary) and Bob Whitehouse, both of Evansville; and sister, Jane Thompson of Vincennes.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at St. Rupert’s Catholic Church, 1244 Red Brush Road, Newburgh, IN, officiated by Father Lowell Will, with burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit Tuesday, 2-8 PM at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261, Newburgh, IN, and 10:00 AM until service time at the church.

The family asks, at Stan’s request, that in lieu of flowers, friends perform an act of kindness to a special needs or needy child, or make a donation to Shriners’ Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 1, Evansville, IN 47710; Ronald McDonald House, 3540 Washington Ave., Evansville, IN 47714; Special Olympics, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 270, Indianapolis, IN 46278; or Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana, Kosair Charities Centre, 982 Eastern Parkway, Louisville, KY 40217.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 26, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 27, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stanley Joseph Knapp

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Ron McWilliams

May 4, 2013

Ginny and Jeff, I just found out of Stan's passing. I'm so sorry. You all have been such great supporters of community programs over the years and truly great friends. Love to you all.

Debi Talarzyk

April 5, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I just found out about Stan's passing. I have known your family for many many years. You are all in my prayers. My deepest condolences to the family.

Bev Newcomb(Schnur)

April 1, 2013

I was very sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful family you all have. I enjoyed getting to know and spend time with you all through my High School years. Kevin was such a big help in getting me through the loss of my own dad. I wish there were words to make the loss easier, but I know the love of family and friends will help. Know that you are all in my prayers.

March 31, 2013

Our sincere condolences to all family members. We have been out of town and just received word of Stan's passing today, Easter Sunday. You are in our thought and prayers. Tony & Deane Inzerello Newburgh, IN

March 29, 2013

Dear Ginny, I am so saddened by this news. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the family. Mother used to have your address, but that's long gone. She (Gen) is in a Nursing home with Alzheimer's. I kept her as long as I could handle her. I would love to hear from you. Marsha had sent me some pictures of the group playing cards & I was hoping to see you sometime. God be with you.
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Beverly Newell

March 27, 2013

So sorry Ginny. Marilyn and I will be getting in touch with you. God Bless You

Jenny Keil/doss

March 27, 2013

Ginny, Jeff, Becky, Shelly and family my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Theresa Jones

March 26, 2013

Aunt Ginny, Jeff, Becky, Kevin and Shelley-Uncle Stan was a wonderful man and Godfather. I will always treasure my times spent with him-even when he scared us on the back roads in the dunebuggy. Regina treasured him as well. I am so sorry I cannot make it to the funeral. I send hugs and kisses to each of you and your families. Much love from Theresa, Don, Regina and Jarred

Serena Hampton

March 26, 2013

Thinking of you all during this time. My heart, my thoughts and my prayers will be with you all on Wednesday and into the following days.Becky, sending you lots of hugs-

George and Ruth Graham

March 26, 2013

We were very sorry to hear of your loss. I only met Stan for the first time a year ago, but George has shared many fond memories of Stan with me.