James Knapp

James “Jim” Edward Knapp of Manton passed away at Munson Healthcare Traverse City April 23, 2017 at the age of 23. Jim was born August 8, 1993 in Cadillac to Robert and Glenda (DeHaan) Knapp.
Jim had worked at Hope Network for several years. He enjoyed going to the races in Merritt, playing video games and hanging out with his dogs Muggles and Jack.
Jim is survived by his siblings Dusty (Joe) Buszek of Manton, Robert Knapp Jr. of West Branch, Christopher Knapp of Grand Rapids and Natalie Knapp of Dayton, Ohio; grandfathers Lawrence Knapp of Falmouth and Peter DeHaan of Marion; and many other family members.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Glenda Knapp, his sister Stacey Lynn Knapp and his grandmothers Doris Knapp and Virginia DeHaan.
Jim’s family would like to invite friends and family to help them celebrate his life from 1-4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain.

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Ingrid Herweyer

My family and I would like to extend our condolences to the family of James Knapp. He was a special young man who fought a good fight. He always tried his best no matter what challenges came his way. We are deeply sorry and are saddened to hear of James passing.

Deborah Nolan

Sending prayers and sympathy to the family. James was in my preschool class years ago. He always had a huge smile on his face, sometimes that smile would be a little micheveous. Enjoyed the time with him.

audrey carroll

My sympathy extends to your family. Praying God will comfort you during this time of loss.

Dale Fauble (Mr. D)

My prayers are extended to family and friends of James. James I hope you are enjoying your ride in Gods race car. I have many fond memories of all the miles we traveled around McBain school. Love and Prayers, Mr. D. (Dale Fauble)

Pete Bloomster

Condolences to the family of our friend " Jimmy " Knapp from the drivers and his friends at the Cadillac Wexford Transit Authority.

Manton INC Spot

James special memories volunteering at the Manton INC Spot will be remembered fondly. His sunset on earth is a Sunrise in Heaven. Praying for the family.

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