Roger J. Knop, 73
July 11, 1942 — Feb. 16, 2016

Roger J. KnopRoger J. “Butch” Knop, 73, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in his home and surrounded by family. He was born July 11, 1942, to Harvey and Hildegard (nee July) Knop. Roger loved to gamble, but his biggest win came in Las Vegas on May 22, 1987, when he married his wife of 29 years.

Roger is survived by his loving wife, Jean; sons, Scott and Gary (Leah); stepdaughters, Jody (Dave) Link, Robyn (Richard) Cole, Heather Herrmann, Tracie (Chris) Mueller and Nicole (Tony) Schmidt; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; four brothers; four sisters; and two aunts. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. A Memorial Service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, 53095). A visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the family.

A special thank you to Dr. Jeffery Smale and Cedar Hospice for their care.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or