Jerome Knapp of Oxnard California passed away on June 8, 2014 after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer. Jerome was born on August 29, 1929 in Harvey North Dakota to Ivar and Ansie (Karlsbraaten) Knapp. He graduated from Wishek North Dakota High School in 1947 and from the University of North Dakota with Bachelor of Science and Master's Degrees in Education. He served in the Finance Corps of the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. Jerome was an administrator in the Climax, Chatfield and Bemidji Minnesota school systems. In 1960 he and Sonya Sharpe of Shelly Minnesota were married.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years; daughter Dr. Lisa Knapp ( Dr. Tom Holden)and grandsons Patrick, Jack and Nicholas of Oxnard; son Randy (Monika) and grandsons Michael and Kevin of Neenah Wisconsin; son Paul and grandson Steven of Moorpark California; brother-in-law Robert Sharpe of Shelly Minnesota; nephew Shane (Jennifer) and grandnewpherMatthew and grandniece Abby of Moorhead Minnesota and nephew Kelly Sharpe of Shelly Minnesota.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Please send correspondence to Dr. Lisa Knapp at 1545 W. 5th St. #100 Oxnard CA 93030.