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Eleanor Venus (Fisk) Knapp


1930 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Eleanor Venus (Fisk) Knapp Obituary
Eleanor Venus Knapp, 84 of Osseo, Michigan passed away on August 18, 2014 at her home under the loving care of her family.

She was born in Hillsdale, Michigan, on April 20, 1930 to Herman and Winifred (Larabee) Fisk. Eleanor graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1948. She married Harold Joseph Knapp on October 10, 1964.

Eleanor worked at various local businesses throughout her life. She was an accomplished golfer and bowler who worked diligently to start youth leagues at both Mill Race Golf Club and Hillside Lanes. She was a life-time member of the Elks and also a member of the Moose and the Legion Auxiliary. Her life was lived well with close family, good friends, travels in the West, and staying current on news and financial markets. She was known for good cooking, right thinking and winning many a "good game" of cards.

She is survived by her four children, Steven Tervol of Osseo, MI, Stuart Tervol of Marysville, OH, Deborah (Tracy) Clark of Hillsdale, MI and Cynthia (John) Parker of Harrison, TN. She also is survived by five grandchildren, Skyler (Cassandra Detters) Tervol of Lisle, IL, Kale Tervol of Bend, OR, Michelle (Diego) Romero of Cochiti Pueblo, NM, Kaitlyn (Derek) Howard of Tunnel Hill, GA and Jacob Parker of Hillsdale, MI. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Ryan and Kyle Laura, Sirro, Aposs and Mayrshtu' Romero and Kali Howard; one brother, Zane (Donna) Fisk of Hillsdale, MI and her yellow cat named, "Tom".

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; three brothers, Arnold, Basil and Virgil Fisk; one sister, Bessie (Murrill) Colburn and one granddaughter, Heather Hagaman.

A funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Eleanor Venus Knapp will be held at the Hampton-Kurtz Funeral Home in Hillsdale on Saturday, August 23rd beginning at 11:00 A.M. with Dr. Samuel Wickard officiating. Interment will take place in the Leonardson Cemetery in Jefferson Township. The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home in Hillsdale on Friday from 6-8 P.M. and on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to The Salvation Army, Domestic Harmony or to Hospice of Hillsdale County.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Aug. 27, 2014
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