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Kimberly Knapp


Kimberly Knapp

Dec. 10, 1970 -- March 2, 2018

Kimberly D. Knapp, age 47, died Friday, March 2, 2018 at the Columbus Care and Rehabilitation Center.

A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Peace Lutheran Church in Columbus. The Rev. Michael V. Klatt and the Rev. Cory Burma will officiate. A visitation is scheduled to be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday prior to the service at the church, as is a 10:45 a.m. Family Prayer Service. Family interment is being held at Roselawn Cemetery.

Kimberly Dawn Knapp was born Dec. 10, 1970 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. When she was 2 weeks old Kim was adopted by Rollen and Jean (Kidd) Knapp. At the age of 9 months Kim was already walking. When she was 5 Kim was diagnosed with Friedreich's Ataxia.

Little did Kim know that at age 15 she would not be able to walk. Kim attended school at Trinity Lutheran in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from grades 1-3 and Gordon Public School in Gordon from grades 4-9. She attended Osceola High School from grades 10-12 graduating in 1989. Kim went on to graduate from Wayne State College in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

Following graduation she lived in Columbus until 1998 when she moved Omaha and lived at the Beacon Heights Living Apartments. In March 2013 Kim moved to the Columbus Care and Rehabilitation Center. She enjoyed playing games on her computer, music and was an avid reader. Kim loved Mountain Dew, Diet Coke, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate chip cookies (which were her favorite). She collected "Mary Moo Moo" Cows and also liked cats.

She is survived by her mother, Jean Knapp of Columbus; brother Kenneth (Cheri) Knapp of Columbus; niece Kendall Knapp of Columbus; nephew Derek Knapp of Lincoln; step-nephew Sean Kratochvil of Lincoln; step-nephew Matthew Kratochvil of Omaha; Uncle James (Connie) Meyers of Indianapolis, Ind.; Aunt: Florella (Jerry) Denzin of Sun City, Ariz.; Aunt Lola Vogel of Houston, Texas; Aunt Jo Anne Knapp of Auburn, Ind.; special friends Michelle Praeuner of Norfolk and Eileen Lay of Louisville; along with many cousins and other friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Rollen Knap, Uncles Roy Knapp, Allan Kidd and Edmond Vogel, Aunt Dorothy Kidd, her grandparents and Sharon, her birth mother.

Memorials may be directed to the Paws & Claws Adoption Center or the Columbus Library.

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