Martin William "Bud" Knapp
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March 26, 1924 ~ June 27, 2015

Martin William Knapp passed on to be with his wife, Helen Annamarie Casper Knapp. Preceding him, his parents, Avery Ira Knapp and Lettie Mae Williams; all 13 of his brothers and sisters; and two grandchildren, Dino Michael Knapp and William Martin Knapp. He was survived by Dennis Michael Knapp and his wife Stephanie Brinkerhoff, John Avery Knapp and his wife Mary Catherine Westendorf, and David Lee Knapp. He had 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great- grandchildren. Martin was a WWII veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor, BM2/USN.
Graveside services will be held 1 July 2015 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112 Ave., Vancouver, Washington at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to any Veteran organization of your choice. Please view or sign his guest books at: and

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Published in The Columbian on Jul. 1, 2015.
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July 26, 2015
Love you uncle Bud rest in peace will keep you in my prayers
Richard Vaughn
July 25, 2015
I love you uncle bud and will keep you in my prayers
tony gunnip
July 1, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Martin Knapp Family. May you feel God's presence and love surround you during this time.
The Gronberg Family
July 1, 2015
Rest in Peace Uncle Bud. I was hoping to get to see him this summer. Sending our condolences to all the family. Thanks David for all the nice things you have told us about your Dad.
Letta Mae Cade
July 1, 2015
I didn't know you sir but I know your son, David.
I want to thank you for your service during a time of great need in our country's history.
I'd also like to commend you on the job you did raising your son. I had a chance to serve with him and it was his presence and calming influence that helped me through much during those times.
So long as his nose points downwards you won't be forgotten.
Fair winds sir.
July 1, 2015
I remember going to Uncle Bud and Aunt Helen's house as a child when they lived in Ridgefield good memories, Rest in Peace Uncle Bud
Patty Vaughn-Hurst
July 1, 2015
Rest in peace, Mr. Knapp. I never got the pleasure of meeting you, but I've heard all about you from your son David. He loves you very much, but I'm sure you already knew that. You lived a good, long life surrounded by those who love you. My sincerest condolences to your family.
Kristie Gronberg
July 1, 2015
Your dad came across as a gruff man but he was gentle as a kitten who would do anything to help anyone! Especially when it came to cars. I don't there was anything who couldn't do to fix an engine. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Lu Ann Engelhardt
July 1, 2015
The excitement I felt going to Uncle Bud and Aunt Helen's house as a small child is still fresh in my mind and heart. Rest now Uncle Bud..peace with your wonderful wife.
Jackie Clark-Muir
July 1, 2015
You were the best dad ever!!! thanks for being my dad.
David Knapp
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