OBITUARY

George Knapp Jr.

October 29, 1926November 18, 2020

George “Peter/Pete” Knapp, Jr.

Born on October 29th, 1926, died November 18th, 2020. Husband of Peggy Trigg Knapp and the late Suzanne Burns Knapp for 32 years. Suzi was the mother of his four children. Brother of Annie Knapp Boomer and Audenried W. Knapp, both deceased. Father of Claire Knapp Chosid (Jeff), Leigh Knapp Butler (Bruce), George Knapp III (Katie) and Guy B. Knapp (Amy). Grandfather of Alex and Kiki Chosid, Lele Fryer Kulik, Annie and Peter Knapp, and Brewster and Courtney Knapp. Great-Grandfather of Audrey and Miles Kulik and Penny Chosid.

Peter served in the United States Army from 1944-1946. He was a gunnery Sargent who, due to his expert marksmanship, was requested to be a sniper for the army. He declined and was honorably discharged from the army.

He completed his college degree from Washington University in 1949 and was then employed by the Mercantile Trust Company where he started in a pre-executive training program. After a year, he was promoted and became the youngest officer in the history of the bank. In 1955, he went to work for Tobey Fine Papers in a sales and management capacity. Peter retired in 1991 as Vice President and Treasurer.

Peter joined St. Louis Country Club in 1952. His grandfather was one of the original members of the club in 1894. At golf and tennis, he was better than average. At the age of eleven, his father took him on regular quail hunts every weekend. This early in life experience gave him a lifelong love of the outdoors and feathered bird hunting. For over 70 years, he was an aggressive duck and goose hunter, particularly ducks. For over 60 years, Peter would go duck hunting at least half the days of a season, or more. He went to Argentina and Uruguay many times to hunt ducks and geese. In July 1999, he had a goose hunt in Argentina that everyone familiar with goose hunting in North or South America, would agree is a world record goose hunt, both for one day and a five-day hunt total. Peter was an excellent duck caller and an exceptionally good shot.

The above was written by Peter. It is a snapshot of his life that he wished to share with all.

Gifts to honor Peter’s life can be made to Ducks Unlimited or Evelyn’s House.

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Michele Sherman

November 22, 2020

Dear Leigh,
I’m so sorry for the loss of you father. Peter’s accomplishments were many, but his finest accomplishments are his children.
Know that we are holding you all in our hearts. Peace to all.
Michele

Sandy Mudd Christophel

November 22, 2020

Sending you love,prayers and deepest sympathy. I will remember Peter with great fondness
Sandy Mudd Christophel

Tim Sheahan

November 22, 2020

I was fortunate to have known Pete. He was a true gentleman. His prowess with a shotgun was really impressive. There are few people in this world that excel at what they do. Pete was one of them. Pete’s knowledge of waterfowl hunting was immense. Pete will be missed.

Janet Grodsky

November 21, 2020

Dear Leigh, Bruce and entire family,
I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He raised a remarkable family! Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
All my love,
Janet Grodsky

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