KEOTA-Larry Ray "Huey" Knepp, age 71, of Kalona, formerly of Keota, died Monday, January 6, 2020, at his home.
Larry was born September 20, 1948, in Washington, Iowa, to Edgar and Geneva (Sliekers) Knepp and graduated from Washington High School. He worked for Mayers Standard Service, dug graves with Dick Haines, worked for the City of Keota and was a mechanic at Gretter Motors. One of his greatest joys was when he adopted his two girls. He enjoyed bowling, 'shroom hunting, antiquing, flea markets, fishing, cars, singing, woodworking and refinishing furniture.
Survivors include two daughters: Marcia (Jared Babcock) Knepp of Coralville and Sara (Kyle) Nordman of North Liberty; granddaughter: Kinley Nordman and two on the way this year - one in January and one in June; sister: Sandy (Larry) Striegel of Harper; nephews: Dan (Laura) Striegel of Riverside and Dean (Shellie) Striegel of Sigourney; niece: Diana (Jeff) Wilcox of Cedar Rapids; seven great nieces and nephews; three great great nieces and nephews and his faithful companion: Rascal. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Powell Funeral Home in Keota, with Pastor Jon Rees officiating. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemeteries - St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Harper at a later date. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
A memorial fund has been established for Washington County Hospice, Faith Baptist Church or his grandchildren. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Keota is caring for Larry and his family. Tributes may be made at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
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When I was growing up I spent many weeks in the summer at Larry’s house with my cousins. Such wonderful memories ! He was truly a great man and I remember Marcia and Sara when they were very little !! He will be greatly missed and I’m so sorry that I was unable to come with the weather ! Hugs and love to you all !
Sandy and Larry"s Family, I am sorry to hear of Larry passing. I have many fine memories of time spent with Larry & Ed. I remember when Larry had a red "62" Chevy Impala hardtop that I thought was quite nice. Larry was a great person.
Gary S. Peiffer
Cousin Huey was someone who just always made you smile, or giggle. It's been MANY years since last I saw him, but our childhoods were all mingled together, as cousins often are. There are only Happy memories of him, and All of the Knepp family! Happy Journey Huey....
Dear Sara and Family, We are deeply sorry about the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Larry was a kind and gentle man, he and his family were great neighbors and friends and babysitters for my son Sean for many years. He mowed my Cindy's yard and refinished some furniture for her as well. A kind man with awesome sense of humor who loved his girls.
Larry was a wonderful neighbor. He will be missed! Thoughts and prayers to his family and loyal companion.
Have loving memories, of Larry, we used to have lots of fun together!!! Penny &Joe Sieren
Prayers to the family. He was such a great guy
What a wonderful young man, will be missed .
Tom & Peg Redlinger.
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