Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Robert “Snapper” Knapp, age 58 of Avon, will be
11:00 AM Saturday, January 29 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany.  Burial will be in
the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.   Bob passed away Sunday, January 23,
2011 at the St. Cloud Hospital.   There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Friday and again after
10:00 AM Saturday at the Seven Dolors Church gathering space.  Seven Dolors Parish prayers
will be at 4:30 PM Friday.  Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin-Brenny Funeral
Home in Albany.

Robert was born June 28, 1952 to loving parents, John and Loretta (Klein) Knapp.  Bob was the
third of four boys.  He attended Holy Family Grade School in Albany, MN (1966).  At age 14,
Bob won recognition for his skillful use of the bow and arrow while taking down his first of many
deer from a stand in Camp Ripley, MN.  During high school Bob excelled in pole vaulting and is
fondly remembered for his love of all things outdoors.  Bob graduated from Albany High School
in 1970.  On August 8, 1972, Bob was drafted into the US Army and served most of his service in
New Mexico in the Military Police.  Following his active duty, Bob enrolled at the University of
Minnesota Crookston, studying Natural Resources and Soil and Wildlife Conservation.  For many
years, Bob resided at his home on Pelican Lake in St. Anna where he spent much time surrounded
by his passions: hunting, fishing, and nature.  Bob lived his whole life in the Albany/Avon area and
had many life long friends.  Bob will be deeply missed by both family and friends.

Welcomed in death by his father, John Knapp and sister-in-law, Mary (Broker) Knapp.  Bob is
survived by his mother, Loretta Knapp, Albany; brothers, Dennis Knapp, Avon; Thomas Knapp,
St. Cloud; and Mark Knapp, Brooklyn Park.  He is also survived by his niece, Ann (Allen)
O’Donnell; nephews, John (Alexia, Matthew) Knapp, Stephen (Lindsey) Knapp and his nephew
and godson, Robert Knapp.

Memorials are preferred to the Mother of Mercy Foundation.