Edwin M. Knapper, 78, of Isanti died September 26, 2020 at GracePointe Crossing The Gables in Cambridge.
A committal service will be held at noon Thursday, October 1 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls with Military Honors. Online condolences can be made at StrikeLifeTributes.com.
Edwin Martin Knapper was born April 7, 1942 in Pine River to Martin and Edna (Amelung) Knapper. Ed graduated from Staples High School and Staples VoTech. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving his country from 1963 to 1966. Ed was stationed at the DMZ in Korea, specializing in Crypto (Signal Corps). Ed married Elaine Rasmusen on Sept. 24, 1966 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Motley. They made their home in Isanti where they raised their daughter, Pam. Ed enjoyed the country life. He worked at ELO Engineering in Fridley as manager in the machine department, retiring after 42 years. He enjoyed fishing, camping and hunting. During retirement, he enjoyed making wood crafts for his grandchildren.
Ed will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Elaine; one daughter, Pam (Jason) Sandquist; two grandchildren, Daniel and Allison, of Cambridge; seven younger siblings, Janet (Bill) Opheim of Motley, Jean Hansen (Mike) of Motley, Ken (Dorothy) Knapper of Cushing, Frank (Wally) Knapper of Stanchfield, Daryl Knapper of Motley, Jerry Knapper of Minneapolis and Bob Knapper of Motley; sister-in-law, Janet Rasmusen of Motley; brother-in-law, Harvey Marohn of Motley; three special Godchildren, Ann, Jean and Dan; several nephews and nieces; one uncle, several aunts, cousins and many friends.
The Knapper Family would like to extend a thank you to GracePointe Crossing and Optage Hospice for their excellent care of Ed and our family.