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Robert "Bobby" Knapper

February 20, 1954 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 67)

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Obituary

In Loving Memory Of

 

Robert “Bobby” Knapper

 

Robert Dean Knapper, the son of Dean and Gladys (Stanton) Knapper, was born on February 20, 1954 in Slayton, MN. He grew up in Slayton and attended school, graduating from the Slayton High School in 1972. Bobby then attended Vo Tech in Willmar, MN. He worked at the Mobil gas station in Pipestone as an auto mechanic before working construction for Barry Construction in Lake Wilson, MN. Bobby moved to Williston, ND in 1980 to work for the city as their head mechanic. He retired from the city of Williston in 2018 and returned to the family farm east of Slayton. Bobby passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at his home in rural Slayton at the age of 67. He was an avid pool player and enjoyed woodworking. Bobby was known for his ability to fix about anything.

 

Survivors include his mother, Gladys Knapper of Slayton, MN; daughter, Bobbi Jo Knapper of Trenton, ND; 5 grandchildren, Natasha, Jadyn, Devon, Somer and Lilyana; great-grandson, Kyler; brother, Darrell (Barb) Knapper of Virginia, MN; sisters, Mary “Harry” (Ken) Toussaint of Slayton, MN and Julie “Pot” (Scott) Behrens of Spencer, IA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents. 

 

Funeral Services

 

Christ Lutheran Church Slayton, MN at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 15, 2021 with Rev. John Syvertson officiating.  The organist is Theresa Nysevold. The soloist is Nikki Cheski. The pallbearers are Bryce Felber, Mylan Ray, Randy Staples, Dick Knapper, Jerry Davis and Shane Johanning. Interment at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery rural Slayton, MN.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. The Totzke Funeral Home in Slayton is assisting the family with arrangements. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 15, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
2959 Queen Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172

Funeral Service
Friday
October 15, 2021

2:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
2959 Queen Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172

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