Donald L. Knapkavage
Donald L. Knapkavage
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Donald L. Knapkavage of Antigo, died Thursday, June 24, 2010 at Langlade Hospital. He was 55 years old. He was born on July 20, 1954 in Antigo, a son of Stanley and Margaret (Hafner) Knapkavage. He married Deborah Grab on January 12, 1974 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Antigo. She survives.

He was a graduate of Antigo High School in 1972. Following high school
he worked as a mechanic for Dave's Texaco, operated Don's Mobil then started his own business, Don's Auto Service, which he operated until his death.

He valued the time he spent with his children, grandchildren, family and friends. He especially enjoyed camping and boating.

He was a member of SS Mary and Hyacinth Catholic Church.

Survivors including his wife and mother are two sons Christopher (Stephanie) Knapkavage, Antigo, Scott (Michelle) Knapkavage, Antigo; a daughter Danielle Knapkavage, Appleton, three grandchildren Preston Knapkavage, Chloe and Alec Knapkavage, five sisters Kathleen (Bert) Packard, Jeanne Knapkavage, Leah Schroepfer (Dave Kirsch), Lynn (Patrick) Noskowiak, Lori (Joseph) Kessler, all of Antigo; brother Thomas (Carol) Knapkavage, Deerbrook.

He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley J. Knapkavage.

The funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 10:30 AM at SS Mary and Hyacinth Catholic Church with Rev Michael Betley officiating. Entombment will take place in Queen of Peace Mausoleum. Visitation will be 3:30-8:00 p.m. on Sunday and 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM on Monday all at the Bradley Funeral Home. A parish wake service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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