Martin P. Knapp, age 89, of Plymouth, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 3, 2013, at St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan.

He was born March 22, 1924 in Phillips, Wis., a son of the late Paul and Nina Fox Knapp. He attended Arbutus Hill Grade School and attended Phillips High School.

On July 31, 1946, he married Wilma Olson in Melon, Wis. The couple lived and farmed on the family homestead in Phillips for 40 years and he also worked for Price County Highway Department for 15 years, retiring in 1986. The couple moved to Plymouth in 1986. His wife preceded him in death Sept. 15, 2008.

He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Plymouth.

He enjoyed woodworking, jigsaw puzzles and watching his beloved Packers.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen (Steven) Ugoretz of Plymouth; one son, Carl (Denise) Knapp of Plymouth; three grandchildren: Craig Ugoretz of Plymouth, Amy (Jesse) Veldman of Sheboygan and Dawn (Nick) Kumm of Marshfield; two step grandchildren, Shawn (Pearl) Davis of Seattle, Wash., and Jonathan Davis of Washington, D.C.; four great-grandchildren: Christina and Aaron Veldman and Tyler and Lucas Kumm; one sister-in-law, Edith Knapp of Ladysmith, Wis., and one special cousin, Robert Schrader of Marshfield. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leo Knapp and William Knapp; two sisters, Emma Lee (Kermit) Quinnell and Elva (Earl) Helland and one daughterin law, Karen Knapp.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, Oct. 7, at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Lay Minister Dale Miller of Salem United Church of Christ, Plymouth, officiated. Cremation took place and inurnment was in Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery.

A memorial fund is being established in Martin’s name for the American Heart Association and American Kidney Foundation.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving his family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to send special thanks to Dr. Schroeder, Dr. Brooks and their staffs along with Jenny at the Dialysis Center for all your care and compassion given to Martin.

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