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John Anthony "Chip" Knapp

March 26, 1969 — July 13, 2019

John Anthony "Chip" Knapp, age 50 of Gladstone, MI passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at U.P. Health System, Marquette, MI.

He was born March 26, 1969 in L'Anse, MI son of Archie and Shirley (Hugo) Knapp. John attended L'Anse Area Schools and was a self employed carpenter. He resided in the Escanaba area for the last 30 years. John was a firefighter and emergency responder for Power-Spalding and Harris Twp. He loved carpentry, woodworking, boating, hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his sisters, Sharon (Robert Meshigaud) McDaniel of Wilson, Jeanne (Kenneth) Meshigaud of Wilson, Jennie Knapp of Gladstone; brother-in-law Stan Spruce of L'Anse; nieces and nephews, Aaron Meshigaud, Rachel Meshigaud, and Sean Spruce.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sisters, Pauline Knapp-Spruce and Bonnie Kirschner.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 17th from 12-1:00 p.m. at the KBIC Zeba Hall. A service will be held at 1:00 p.m. followed by a feast. A celebration of life will also be held on Saturday, July 20th at 12:00 p.m. at his sister Jennie Knapp's home in Gladstone. Jacobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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