A celebration of life for Ryan M. Knepp, 45, of Keota, will be held Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the East Union Mennonite Church in rural Kalona with Pastor Joel Beachy officiating. Burial will follow in the East Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, July 2 from 4-8 p.m. at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for the family's use. Ryan Knepp died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Serenity Hospice House in Oskaloosa.
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.
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