Sunday, February 17, 2019
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Life Story Funeral Homes - Betzler
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Food and refreshments will be served. The Rosary will be recited at 5PM.
Mass of Christian Burial
Monday, February 18, 2019
11:00 AM EST
St. Joseph Catholic Church
936 Lake St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Visitation will begin 1 hour prior. A luncheon will follow the service in the church hall. Burial will then take place at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park South.
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.
Life Story / Obituary
Age 79, died peacefully on February 13, 2019. Marie was born November 3, 1939 the daughter of Ralph and Elsie (Orton) Knapp. Known as a loving and giving person, Marie enjoyed spending time with her family whom she loved dearly. Having earned two Master’s Degrees, she enjoyed a lifelong career as a physical education teacher and counselor in the Delton-Kellogg Public School System. Marie dedicated her life to service, serving her students, friends, and family. She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Virginia (Vernon) Cook, Carol (William) Crowel, and Harold (Joan) Knapp; and her nephew, Jeffery Knapp. Surviving are her nieces and nephews: Mark Crowel, David Crowel, Michael (Dorothy) Knapp, Jeannine (Larry) Hamilton, Gregory Knapp, Kenneth Knapp, Richard “Bubba” (Dawn) Knapp, Christopher (Melissa) Knapp, Thomas Cook, Donald Cook, and Dennis Cook; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Visit with family and friends while sharing food and refreshments on Sunday from 3PM-5PM at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900 where the Rosary will be recited at 5PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake St. Kalamazoo with visitation one hour prior. A luncheon will follow the service in the church hall with burial at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park South. Please visit Marie’s personal web page at www.betzlerfuneralhome.com, where you can read her story, archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her online guestbook before coming to the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Humane Society, Kalamazoo YWCA Domestic Assault Program, or St. Joseph Catholic Church.