Danny Joe Knopp, age 71, of Elwood, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis following an extended illness. He was born in Elwood on July 10, 1950, to the late Kenneth P. and Esther L. (Hurst) Knopp.
On June 24, 1978, he married Marla Kay (Slayton) Knopp and they shared 20 years of marriage together before she passed away on July 5, 1998.
Danny proudly served in the US Army 82nd Screaming Eagles Airborn Paratroopers during Vietnam from 1968 to 1971. He retired in 2006, from General Motors after 32 years of service. He enjoyed the outdoors hunting and fishing, most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Danny is survived by a daughter, Amber (Danny) Ryan of Frankton, IN; son, Adam Knopp of Elwood; grandchildren, Jack and Shelby Ryan, Serenity Knopp; two sisters, Sharon Dianne King of Swayzee, IN and Denise K. Knopp of Muncie; two brothers, Robert F. "Fred" (Maude) Knopp of Elwood and Ralph D. (Toni) Knopp of CA; and several nieces and nephews. Besides Danny's parents and wife he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Kenneth J. Knopp and Gary Lee Knopp.
Visitation will be Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, at Dunnichay Funeral Home Elwood chapel. Funeral service celebrating Danny's life will be at 11:00 am Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Dunnichay Funeral Home Elwood chapel with Pastor Jeremy Moore officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the US Army and the Elwood VFW Honor Guard Unit. Cremation will follow. He will be interred with his wife Marla at Sunset Memorial Park at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Elwood VFW.
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