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July 5, 2018 Ryan M. Knepp
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

1973 - 2018

Ryan M. Knepp, 45, of Keota, died Thursday, June 28 at the Serenity Hospice House in Oskaloosa. A celebration of life was held Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at East Union Mennonite Church in rural Kalona with Pastor Joel Beachy officiating. Burial followed in the East Union Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the family’s use.

Ryan Michael Knepp was born March 5, 1973, in Johnson County, Iowa, the son of Edward and Beatrice (Hershberger) Knepp. He graduated from Iowa Mennonite School. On Oct. 28, 1995, he was united in marriage to LaVerda Coblentz at the East Union Mennonite Church. Ryan was a dairy farmer and also worked at the Kalona Sales Barn. He was a member of East Union Mennonite Church and was a Boy Scout Leader and active with the Deer Creek Ramblers 4-H Club. Ryan enjoyed farming, working on equipment, riding dirt bikes and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife: LaVerda of Kalona; six children: Cody Knepp and girlfriend Miranda Clausen of Kalona, Xena Knepp of Keota, Dusty, Gabi, Tobi and Jeorgia Knepp of Kalona; his mother: Beatrice Knepp of Oklahoma; five siblings: Randy (Cathy) Knepp of Oklahoma, Lynford (Ami) Knepp of Denmark, Iowa, Brad (Tracy) Knepp of Arkansas, Darla (Eddie) Trejo of Australia, Jina (Wally) Almquist of Carlisle, Iowa; a number of nieces and nephews; and his father and mother-in-law: Jerry Lee and Lena Ruth Coblentz of Kalona.

Preceding Ryan in death was his father: Ed Knepp; and three siblings: Diane, Eddie and Jody Knepp.

Peterseim Funeral Home of Kalona is caring for the family. www.peterseimfuneralhome.com.

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