Violet C. Knapp, 91, of the Town of Colburn, Chippewa County,
died at home on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was born
on January 9, 1926 in Guttenberg, Iowa to the late Henry and
Catherine (Eggerth) Morarend. As a young girl, her family
moved to the Gilman area and she went on to graduate from
Gilman High School. She worked at Presto in Eau Claire and
during the war helped manufacture munitions. On August 31,
1946 she was united in marriage to Bernard Knapp.
Violet was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church-Cornell and
the Gilman American Legion Auxillary. Violet was always full of
adventure. She loved being outdoors and being close to nature.
She was also very dedicated to her family and helping others.
Her kind-hearted soul will be missed immensely, but her
impression of the life she lived will carry on through her family.
She is survived by her children, Gary (Karen) Knapp of Gilman,
Diane (Ronald) Wicke of Medford and Carolyn (Gary) Wilcenski
of Gilman, 8 grandchildren, Scott, Kevin and Bob Webster, Ron
Wicke, Jamie Wilcenski, Danielle Green, Tracie and Cody
Knapp, 6 great-grandchildren, Tyra, Kiarra, Shayanne, Halle,
Violet and Kilian, a sister, Kathleen Cole of Belvidere, IL and a
brother-in-law, Jerry Lang. Violet is preceded in death by
parents, her husband, Bernard (2007), a brother, Harvey
Morarend and two sisters, Janice Lang and Ilene Krupa.
A funeral service will be at 1PM on Saturday, December 30,
2017 at the Gilman Funeral Home with Father Eric Linzmaier
officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11AM until time of service Saturday at the