We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Stehn Family Chapels
Patrick was born in Portland, Oregon in 1955. He was adopted at birth by Constance and Richard Knapp, along with his brother, Michael.
Growing up, Patrick enjoyed outdoor activities like water skiing and camping. He also played football and wrestling for his school.
He met his wife, Linda in his early twenties. They were married two years later in 1980. Pat and Linda had two kids, Richard (b. 1987) and Julie (b. 1991).
Throughout his life, Pat spent time outdoors camping, gardening, going for drives and golfing. He and Linda loved to travel, going on a few trips a year. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, Oliver (b. 2014) and Maxwell (b. 2021), playing games and teaching them new tasks and skills.
Anyone who knew Pat loved him. He was the type of person that naturally made friends with his warmth, patience, and kindness. He was always there to help anyone who needed it. He loved to teach everything he knew, and brought joy, optimism, and a chuckle-inducing dad joke into every room he entered. Everyone he met was a better person for knowing him.
Patrick passed away at home in his sleep on November 13, 2021. He had such a positive impact on everyone he knew, and we will miss him deeply.