Patrice Lynn “Snap” Knappenberger, 62 of Fremont, OH passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 23, 2016. She was born on February 18, 1954 in Galion, OH to Robert and Margaret Pauline (Hildebrand) Knappenberger. Snap was a 1972 graduate of Bucyrus High School.
Snap was currently working for Steps Provider Agency and worked with the MRDD for twenty years. She was a member of Warren Chapel AME Church and was a choir director for twenty years with St. John United Church of Christ in Bucyrus and Elmore, OH. Snap enjoyed singing, playing the piano, cooking and sign language.
Snap is survived by her husband, Gregory Rucker, Fremont, OH; children, Robert Branch, Columbus, OH, Ashly Branch, Fremont, OH; step children, Colleen Rucker, Fremont, OH; sister, Gayle (Jeffrey) Reser, Bucyrus, OH and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step daughter, Antoinette “Sissy” Rucker and two grandchildren.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Holy Trinity Activity Center, 740 Tiffin St., Bucyrus, OH 44820.
Memorials can be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society or Donor’s Choice
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You once told me that if I loved you ,I should let you go. With tears in my heart I told you that yes,I will always love you and I will miss you terribly. Now, twenty years later,you ask me the same question. My answer is the same. With tears in my heart, I will always love you and I will miss you terribly.You had the voice of an Angel and now you will direct a choir of the highest calling. Goodbye Pat.
I knew her years back and I called her “Patti cake.” This just isn’t fair… But God knows why. Condolences to the family. Many prayers…
I’m so sorry for your loss. I was friends with Patti as a child and graduated from high school with her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Christopher A Trolio
Sorry to hear this Pat was a great lady always kind to everyone going to be missed god bless .
Snap was a great friend throughout high school, and so much fun to be around. In choir, we stood in awe of her magnificent voice — and in everything she did, there was so much heart; so much fun and a great sense of humor. I’m so glad I got to see her at our last class reunion. Rest in peace, dear friend. I am sure the angels in heaven are thrilled to have your voice to join theirs.
Donna Leathem England
I want to send my condolence to her family. I grew up with Patti and graduated with her. This is a terrible loss and will miss hearing her voice at our reunion. I know you are now singing in Heaven’s Choir.
Gayle, we are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace.
Love, Lynn and Rick
Larry and Kathy Stinchcomb
We are so sorry to hear this and you are all in our thoughts and our prayers . Went to school and grew up in the same neighbor hood . May she RIP . Celebrate her life and her love of music . Take care . God Bless !
My heartfelt condolences to all the family and close friends during this extremely difficult time. Pat will live on in our hearts and in a lifetime of
wonderful memories. Pat was a dedicated worker for STEPS Provider Agency for over a decade. She was a staunch supporter and advocate for her clients and passionate towards her commitment to individuals with developmental disabilities. More than that, she loved and cared for her clients as family. What a devastating and tragic loss but also a celebration of life for an amazing person. God Bless.
Sandi Quinlan Eckert
I was saddened to hear of Snap’s passing; I will be praying for all the family.
I send my sincere condolences to the family of Snap. While you grieve your loss at how tragic she has been taken from our lives, know she’s never going to have another problem or feel pain again. As I reminisce about Snap, I think about all the good times we had, the crazy things we did and of course her beautiful voice. The last time I saw her was at our class reunion and she was happy and I have pictures. That is how I choose to remember her and work through the grief process. While I can’t be at the memorial, you are all in my heart and prayers. Sincerely Pam Kunze
A caring friend
Family and friends. I am so deeply sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you can find comfort during this difficult time when you read John 5:28,29 and Psalms 37:29.