In Memory of Michael C. Knop
Died: April 11, 2018
Michael C. Knop, age 59, of Arthur, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at his home, of Arthur, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. Committal Services will be held at a later date in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com
Michael “Mike” Craig Knop, the son of Herb and Beatrice “Trixie” (O’Donnell) Knop, was born on April 21, 1958, in Denison, IA. Mike grew up on a farm near Woodbine, IA. He graduated from Woodbine High School with the class of 1976. After high school, he attended Scott Community College in Davenport, IA and received his certification in solar technology.
In 1979, Mike relocated to Ida Grove, IA and met the love of his life, Susan Kay Petersen. The two were united in marriage on June 28, 1980, in Moorehead Park. The couple were blessed with a daughter Nicole. The family moved to Tulsa, OK in 1981, where Mike was employed as a heavy machinery operator. While living in Oklahoma, the couple welcomed their son Nathan. In 1987, the family returned back to the Ida Grove area and made their forever home in Arthur, IA. While living in Arthur the family welcomed sons Austin, Aidan and Mason.
Mike will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father, brother and uncle. Mike relished taking trips on his motorcycle with his wife to Sturgis and Yellowstone as well as spending time with his family camping. A hard worker and a jack-of-all-trades, Mike enjoyed tinkering as well as spending time customizing his Harley. One of his proudest achievements was designing and remodeling their family home. He also appreciated collecting 1:16 scale model cars and all types of eagles.
Left to cherish his memory include his wife Susan Knop of Arthur, IA; children Nicole Knop (special friend Brent Wessel) of Ida Grove, IA, Nathan Knop (fiancée Crystal Thomsen) of Wichita, KS, Austin, Aidan and Mason Knop of Arthur, IA; brother Gary Knop of Wisconsin, sisters Patricia McDaniel (special friend Steven McDaniel) of Ida Grove, IA, Jacquie (Randy) Struck of Schleswig, IA, Linda Knop (special friend Tina Naid) of St. Petersburg, FL, and Tracey (DJ) Newman of Odebolt, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Herb and Trixie Knop.
2:30 p.m., Sunday,
April 15, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa
Reverend Richard A. Salcido
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Christensen ~ Van Houten
Ida Grove, Iowa
Geraldine Dankert, Organist
Eric & April Wells, Vocal Duet
"How Great Thou Art"
"I Know That My Redeemer Lives"
"When They Ring The Golden Bells"
"Just A Closer Walk With Thee"
At A Later Date:
Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa
Prayers Prayers To All The Family.
Love And Hugs To All. ”
My heart bleeds for all of you. Our comfort is in knowing that Mike is resting securely in our Heavenly Father's arms. My love, my thoughts, and my prayers are with all of you. From your
Aunt/great aunt/great great aunt, Joan”