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Edward Knops 01/21/2022

Edward J. Knops, age 87, died on Friday, January 21, 2022 at Saint Croix Health Center in New Richmond, WI. He was born the son of Edward and Gertrude Knops on October 15, 1934 in Glenwood City, WI. Edward grew up in New Richmond, graduating from New Richmond High School, class of 1952. Following high school, he served in the US Navy traveling overseas. Following the military, Edward met the love of his life, Vivian Holte, and married on April 19, 1958. He loved hunting, fishing and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Edward was a quiet, hard-working man who was a loving husband and father.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Gertrude Knops; daughters, Melody Murphy and Cindy Harper; and brother, Tom. Edward is survived by his wife, Vivian Knops; sons, Randy (Ann) Knops, Tim (Lori) Knops, and Ron (Jovi) Knops; grandchildren, Karrie (Beau) Molitor, Kevin Knops, Megan Knops, Rachel Knops, Jessica Myer, Samantha (Derek) Olson; eight great-grandchildren; sons-in-law, Richard Salber and Wayne Harper; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Knops; nephews, Chaney (Kim) Knops and Joshua (Cathy) Knops; and dog, Bruno.
A Memorial Service took place on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 11:00AM at Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church (365 W. River Drive) in New Richmond with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in New Richmond Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.



  • Ronda HEINBUCH Posted January 22, 2022 6:39 pm

    So sorry to hear. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Scott merkel Posted January 22, 2022 6:54 pm

    I’m so very for your loss my prayers to you and your families

  • Janet Wheeler Posted January 23, 2022 7:53 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God be with you all during this difficult time

  • Mark Riehle Posted January 24, 2022 9:51 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the entire Knops family; may God carry you during this time.

  • JASON ELDIEN Posted January 24, 2022 11:52 am

    So sorry for your loss. We are thinking about your family during this difficult time.

  • Deanna Westlund Posted January 24, 2022 12:36 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about ed passing My thoughts and prayers are with you It’s a nice difficult time

  • Elizabeth Krohn Posted January 25, 2022 1:10 am

    I’m so sorry Prayers to familt

  • Karrie Molitor Posted January 25, 2022 7:47 pm

    I will forever miss and love you, papa. Sending you hugs and kisses in heaven xoxo

  • Bill and Becky Schalla Posted January 30, 2022 8:52 pm

    We are so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Knops.Our deepest sympathy goes out to Vivian, Ronnie and the rest of the family. Many fond memories of Ed and Ron at there shop. He will be greatly missed.

  • Ana bortion Posted December 12, 2023 10:24 am

    Edward we love you!

  • sam Posted December 12, 2023 10:26 am

    i miss daddy edward

    • wes Posted December 12, 2023 10:34 am


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