Glen Irving Knopf, 88, of Walla Walla, Wash., formerly of Wallowa County, died Sept. 11, 2015, at 4:30 a.m. Glen was born on Feb. 23, 1927, in Miles City, Mont., to Irving Knopf and Martha (Wynes) Knopf. He served in World War II as a US Navy diver in the Pacific Theater.
Glen married Doris June Neuhauser on April 5, 1946, in Bremerton, Wash.. Glen spent the first six decades of his life in Kitsap County with his wife and three children. He owned and operated Bremerton Music Company and later Glen’s Guns. He also was a deputy reserve officer for the Bremerton Police Department and the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Department. He relocated with Doris to Wallowa County in 1989. He later wed his second wife Lauretta Cummins on Aug. 1, 1999, and relocated to Walla Walla.
Glen was a sportsman, adventurer, scuba diver and poet. He also enjoyed hunting as well as marksmanship, and was always willing to share the simple joy of fishing. Later in life he realized one of his dreams, and learned how to fly.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Doris. He is survived by his second wife Lauretta, his three children, Eric (Poppy) Knopf of Poulsbo, Wash., Luane Clymo of Haines, Ore., and Suellen (Leo) Johnston of Bremerton, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, his sister Sally (Lynn) Zoric of Colorado, and two nephews.
A graveside service was held on Sept. 18 at Blue Mountain Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Walla Walla.