|6/10/2021 3:59:00 PM|
Richard “Dick” Knepper, age 87, passed away June 4, 2021. He was born to Bonnie and Jennie Knepper in Welton, Iowa on September 21, 1933, and graduated from high school in DeWitt, Iowa.
Following high school, Dick served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He married Sylvia Kunde in November 1954. Dick spent his career working in HVAC, and moved north to Chisago Lake Township in 1977.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
Dick is survived by his wife Sylvia; children Mark, Karen Frisell (Jim), and Keith (Susan Helmbrecht); grandchildren, Maren Hancock (Evan) and A.J. Frisell; brother, Jim; special in-laws, Nona and Don Stamp; and nieces and nephews.
Dick will be remembered for his devotion to his wife of 67 years, his love for his family, his many beloved pets, and his treasured home on Chisago Lake. He was happiest fixing things and making things right for the people he loved.
At Dick’s request, interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to local food banks or animal rescue organizations.