John Howard Knapp, 76, of Roundup passed away Thursday, December 21, 2017 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings.

He was born February 20, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the son of Howard and Virginia Knapp.

John married the love of his life Jane Ann Ramsey and the couple just celebrated their 56th  wedding anniversary on December second.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy and was honorably discharged on April 14, 1965. John retired from Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. After retiring John pursued his passion to become a custom rifle maker.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman, who shared his vast knowledge with all interested.  Through these activities John developed many relationships that were very dear to him.

He was preceded in death by his son Jon Welsey Knapp, both parents, sisters Barbra Mix and Joan White, brothers Terry and Tom Knapp.

John is survived by his wife Janie, daughter Becky Knapp, son Dwane Knapp, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by nieces, Marcie Mix and family, Lauree Coleman and family, nephew John Mix and family and several cousins.

In lieu of flowers and gifts donations may be made to the John Knapp Memorial Fund at First Security Bank, 401 Main Street, Roundup MT, 59072 (406) 323-1100.