Leon Allan Knapp
Leon Allan Knapp, 59, of Washingtonville, passed away suddenly on Jan. 11, 2020.
He was born April 29, 1960, in Bloomsburg, a son of Charles and Constance (Billmeyer) Knapp. On April 22, 1989, he married the former Lorraine Riegel who survives.

Leon was a 1978 graduate of Danville Area High School.
He was previously employed by Smith Machine Shop in Danville, International Paper and was a plant operator at Danville Water Works for the last 17 years. In earlier years, he enjoyed his job as a Pennsylvania deputy game warden.

Leon was a member of Washingtonville Lutheran Church where he served faithfully on the Council and Cemetery Board. He also served on the Board of the Jane E. Delong Memorial Hall Association. His other memberships include the Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company, 06 Rod and Gun Club, and the Danville-Mahoning Lodge 224 F&AM.

He was an avid Penn State football fan, outdoorsman, loved to hunt and fish, and thoroughly enjoyed woodworking. He also enjoyed taking "the girls" shopping.
Leon was a deeply devoted son. his faith and family were the foundation of his life and his humorous, light-hearted spirit was appreciated by many. Leon was a role model, mentor and friend who will be greatly missed. His absence in this world will be felt, but the richness with which he blessed people's lives will never fade.

In addition to his parents and his devoted wife of 30 years, he is survived by one daughter, Jen Russell and her husband Adam; one son, Ira "Steven" Wintersteen; five grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Kara and Steve Aurand of Washingtonville.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, and from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, followed by a celebration of Leon's life at noon, at the Washingtonville Lutheran Church, Washingtonville with the Rev. Melody Sell officiating.
Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions in Leon's honor may be made to the Washingtonville Lutheran Church, 179 Strawberry Ridge Road, Danville, PA 17821, or the Jane E. Delong Memorial Hall Association, 7 Church St., Washingtonville, PA 17884, or the Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company, 121 Strawberry Ridge Road, Danville, PA 17821.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, 42 W. Mahoning St., Danville, PA 17821.
Visit www.visneski.com.
Published on January 13, 2020

Events

Plant a tree in memory
of Leon
Plant a tree

Obituary published in

Guestbook

Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.
The guestbook expires on April 12, 2020.

Showing 10 of 25 posts

Nancy Harris
Jan 15, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the Knapp family. Leon will be remembered as a kind, friendly child of God.
Molly Bauman
Jan 15, 2020
I am so sorry for the passing of you Son, Brother, Husband, Father and Grandfather. I remember Leon from many years ago. He was an amazing friend and person. He will be missed by many hearts that he has touched over the years. We have lost this amazing person but Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. Test in Peace friend and may peace be with all that he has left behind.
DIANE HOFFNER
Jan 15, 2020
DEAR CHARLIE KNAPP & FAMILY, I WAS SO SOCKED WHEN I SAW LEON PHOTO COME UP THIS MORNING. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT STILL. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. PRAYERS FOR YOU ALL. YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO BURY A CHILD. PEACE BE WITH YOU & YOUR FAMILY. WARM REGARDS. DIANE HOFFNER
Michael
Jan 15, 2020
You will be missed, my friend.
Erica Page
Jan 14, 2020
Leon was our neighbor we are all thinking of the family may the lord help you through this difficult time
Steph Murray
Jan 14, 2020
Jen, Adam and girls..... I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jan 14, 2020
Ocean Breeze Spray was purchased for the family of Leon Allan Knapp.  Send flowers
Robert Martz
Jan 14, 2020
Thoughts and Prayers to the Family.
Alice Hutchins
Jan 14, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Leon was always a bright light whenever you saw him. He will be greatly missed.
Colin Kelley
Jan 14, 2020
Sorry to hear of Leon's passing. I went to school with Leon, I always respected him as a good honest person. Sending my prayers to his family.
Linda Fritz Romanak
Jan 14, 2020
Sending prayers for you. Praying for God’s presence to be with you in the difficult days ahead. Peace to you hurting hearts.