RIP Mike Knapp

Mike Knapp was a great man -- a true Langlois legend and he'll be missed.

From The World Newspaper

Dec. 10, 1947 - May 7, 2015

A potluck celebration will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday May 16, at Hog Field, Sixes River Road, to honor the life of Michael Lloyd Knapp, 67 of Langlois.

Mike was the first born son of Harold and Mary Knapp, arriving Dec. 10, 1947 in Gold Beach. He died in his home in Langlois May 7, 2015.

Mike grew up at the Knapp Ranch on Elk River in Port Orford. A series of unfortunate accidents in his childhood created a special bond between he and his great-grandmother Ella Knapp. He graduated from Pacific High School as part of the Class of 1966. Mike briefly attended Southwestern Oregon Community College and then lived in California while working in the timber industry. He was married to Marilyn King and his first two children Dan and Sandy were born. Mike returned to life on the Knapp ranches in 1974. He was a renowned cattleman and took great pride in the quality of Knapp Livestock genetics.


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