William E. Knapp, 99, a resident of the Rouse Suites, Youngsville, Pa. passed away at his residence, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. after a brief illness. He was born October 29, 1913 on Thompson Hill, Farmington Twp. to the late Henry E. and Anna Wenzel Knapp. He attended the one room Thompson Hill School and graduated from Lander High School Class of 1930. William was drafted into the military during World War II serving with the Army Corp of Engineers in 1941 and spent the next 5 years serving his country. He traveled around the globe, but spent much of his time in China and India. He returned to the family farm on Thompson Hill in 1946 which he operated with his brother, Philip. He was a member of the Ackley Grange.