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Obituaries

Frances M. Knapp

ROCK FALLS – Frances M. Knapp, 84, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz..

Frances was born June 18, 1929, in Sterling, the daughter of Frank and Emma (Hackbarth) Plautz. She was married to Harold “Swede” Knapp for 67 years. Frances retired from GE in Morrison after 21 years. She was a lifelong resident of Rock Falls, and was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rock Falls.

Survivors include her husband,“Swede” of Rock Falls; three sons, Dennis (Diana) Knapp of Rock Falls, Doug (Dawn) Knapp of Polo, and Gary (Marie) Knapp of Milford, N.J.; eight grandchildren, Darcie Fiorini, Ryan Knapp, Sean Knapp, Erin Denning, Dustin Knapp, Annie Knapp, Isa Knapp, and Tara Baumgartner; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Herbert Plautz, Elmor Plautz, Edwin Plautz, and Gene Plautz; two sisters, Helen Nelson and Mildred Balster; and one stepgrandson, Ryan Baumgartner.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be at a later date.

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