Obituary for Barbara Kay (Whitman) Knop of Gladwin, Michigan
Barbara, age 81, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at her home. She was born to Larry and Jean (Schroeder) Whitman on December 12, 1930 at Saginaw, Michigan. Barbara married Adolph “Knobby” Knop Jr on May 10, 1952 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bay City, Michigan. She has resided in the Gladwin area for the past 38 years after moving there from Bay City. Barbara was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Standish and previously of Zion Lutheran Church in Bay City.
Barbara is survived by sons William G. Knop of Gladwin and Kenneth J. (Charlotte) Knop of West Palm Beach, Florida; brother-in-law Ralph (Janice) Knop of Linwood, Michigan; sisters-in-law Bobbie Whitman of Selmer, Tennessee and Joan (John) Erwin of Huntington Beach, California; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband Adolph on August 18, 1994, son Richard D. Knop on February 26, 2003, brothers William in 1972 and James Whitman in 2008, mother, father and stepmother Anita Fahlen Whitman.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 5606 Johnsfield Rd, Standish, Michigan at Noon. She will lie in state at the church from 10:00 AM until service time. Pastor Anthony Voltattorni will preside. Cremation will follow.
Memorials are suggested to Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Standish and Zion Lutheran Church in Bay City.