Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Gerald A. Knope
Service: August 13, 2019
Gerald A. Knope
Gerald A. Knope passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 9, 2019 at Agrace Hospice in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.
Gerald Allen Knope was born on November 14, 1939, in Two Rivers, the son of August and Bessie (Olson) Knope. He was a graduate of Watertown High School. On August 29, 1959, he married Janet Volant at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Watertown. Jerry was a district manager of Wisconsin Natural Gas Company and later of Wisconsin Gas and Electric. He loved his job and co-workers, but especially loved time spent at the lake home with his family.
Jerry is survived by his two children, Jonathan (Amy Steinbrink) Knope of Watertown; and Meredith (Jon) Tollefson of Janesville; three grandchildren: Jacob Knope Fronk, Jordan Knope, and Jami Knope; three step grandchildren: Maisie Steinbrink Dantuma, Kendall Uecke and Carson Uecke; two brothers: Leland (Judi) Knope of Watertown and Ronald (Linda) Knope of Denison, Texas; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Jan Knope, brother Richard Knope, and his son Michael Knope.
A private family funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Agrace Hospice Inpatient Units, or a hospice care or charity of oneís choice. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com
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