Knapp, Marilyn Theresa, Saginaw, Michigan

Loving mother and grandmother passed away Monday, June 2, 2014 at New Hope Valley Assisted Living. Age 77 years. Daughter of the late John and Teresa (Fitzpatrick) Cahill, Marilyn was born November 17, 1936 in West Branch, Iowa. She was married to Richard L. Knapp on June 17, 1961. He predeceased her January 11, 1998. While living in Iowa, Marilyn taught at an elementary school. She then worked with her husband in the family business, Michigan Truck Equipment, Inc. retiring in 1996. Marilyn was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church. She enjoyed watching birds, gardening and especially spending time with her family. Surviving are two daughters and four sons, Anne Knapp, Boston, Mass.; Maureen (Anthony) Beckrow, Saginaw; Michael Knapp, Chicago; Mark (Dawn) Knapp, Grand Blanc; Matthew Knapp, Freeland; Martin (Kim) Knapp, Bay City; 12 grandchildren, Gavin Knapp, Zera Knapp, Julia Knapp, Tessa Knapp, Marilyn Beckrow, Kelsey Knapp, Zane Knapp, Josh Knapp, Marie Knapp, Bailey Krzminski, Brynn Krzminski, and Blake Krzminski; one sister, Mary (Dan) Maher; a sister-in-law, Nancy Cahill; a brother-in-law, Duane Freking; many nieces and nephews. Marilyn was preceded in death by her sister, Edna Freking and one brother, Paul Cahill. A special thank you to New Hope Valley Assisted Living Staff for the exquisite care not only for their mother but the rest of Marilyn’s family during her hospice care. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Helen Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ronald Wagner will officiate with entombment in St. Andrew Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. Helen Catholic Church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Helen Catholic Church, New Hope Valley Assisted Living or A & D Home Health Care.