Doris May Knupp was born on May 29, 1930, in Waterloo, the daughter of Paul and Erna (Diercks) Knupp. She graduated from Denver High School with the class of 1948. On February 12, 1950, Doris was united in marriage to Robert Knupp. The couple lived on a farm where Doris took care of their four children. In 1985, they moved from the farm to Dysart. Doris was very active at Zion Lutheran Church, teaching Sunday School and Bible School. She was also a 4-H Leader,a member of the Women's Benton County Extension Committee and served as an EMT with the Dysart Ambulance for many years. Doris enjoyed oil painting, gardening, sewing and her many quilt groups. Doris died at the age of 83 at her home in Dysart. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, a brother, Roger Matthias and a sister, Nancy Platte. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl (Stan) Ames of Portland, Oregon; three sons, Kevin Knupp of Huntsville, Alabama, Mike (Amy) Knupp of Dysart and Jeff (Marcia) Knupp of Dysart; nine grandchildren, Andy Knupp, Tony Knupp, Jared Ames, Logan Ames, Brooke Knudten, Kolby Knupp, Sam Knupp, Matthew Knupp and Maryanne Knupp; six great grandchildren, Nolan Knupp, Carter Knupp, Wyatt Ames, Isabella Tharp, Kylie Knudten and Caitlin Knudten; a sister, Kathy (Don) Reuter of Cedar Falls; two brothers, Loren (Peggy) Matthias of Santa Rosa, California and Arthur (Sally) Matthias of Flagstaff, Arizona; two sisters in law, Linda Matthias and Irene Wieck; and a brother in law, Leroy Platte.