Larry Ray “Huey” Knepp

1948 - 2020


Larry Ray “Huey” Knepp, 71, of Kalona, formerly of Keota, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at his home.

Larry was born Sept. 20, 1948, in Washington, Iowa, to Edgar and Geneva (Sliekers) Knepp and graduated from Washington High School. He worked for Mayers Standard Service, dug graves with Dick Haines, worked for the City of Keota and was a mechanic at Gretter Motors. One of his greatest joys was when he adopted his two girls. He enjoyed bowling, ‘shroom hunting, antiquing, flea markets, fishing, cars, singing, woodworking and refinishing furniture.

Survivors include two daughters: Marcia (Jared Babcock) Knepp of Coralville and Sara (Kyle) Nordman of North Liberty; granddaughter: Kinley Nordman and two on the way this year -- one in January and one in June; sister: Sandy (Larry) Striegel of Harper; nephews: Dan (Laura) Striegel of Riverside and Dean (Shellie) Striegel of Sigourney; niece: Diana (Jeff) Wilcox of Cedar Rapids; seven great-nieces and nephews; three great-great-nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion: Rascal.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial was held Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Powell Funeral Home in Keota. Burial will be at Holy Trinity Cemeteries - St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Harper at a later date. Memorials to Washington County Hospice, Faith Baptist Church or his grandchildren.


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