Vigen Memorial Home obituary - Robert Knight, 92, Donnellson


Robert Knight, 92, of Donnellson, IA died Friday, May 7, 2021 at the Ft. Madison Community Hospital in Ft. Madison, IA.

He was born January 9, 1929 the son of Robert and Emma Kudebeh Knight. Robert graduated from Montrose High School with the class of 1947. After high school he enlisted in the United States Marines and served on the aircraft carrier Philippine Sea.

On November 27, 1952, Robert was united in marriage to Marian Alice Tweedy at the Methodist Church in Montrose, IA. She preceded him in death on September 22, 2017.

     In Robert’s younger years he worked at several service stations in the area as a mechanic and also farmed crops.  He then worked for the Ordinance Plant on the railroad.  He retired from Ortho after twenty years of employment.  

     Robert enjoyed working in his garden and took great pride in his yard.  He was a gifted mechanic and enjoyed working on antique cars.

     He is survived by three sons, Kenneth Robert Knight of Cedar Rapids, IA, Charles Edward Knight and Kyle David Knight (Linda) both of Donnellson, two daughters, Carolena Marie James (Ronald) of Fort Madison, and Christine Deon Johnson (Gary) of West Point, IA, two granddaughters, Heather Marie James (Caleb Nelson) of Davenport and Crystal Ann Edmunds (Ryan) of Cedar Rapids, one great-granddaughter, Autumn Pearl Thurman of Davenport, and several nieces and nephews.

     He was also preceded in death by his parents, twin children, Keith and Kay Knight and one sister, Bernice.

     A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Montrose, IA with Elaine Foley officiating.  Burial will be in the Montrose Cemetery. 

      Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home with the family meeting with friends at that time.  

      Social distancing requirements will be in place and masks are required at the funeral home.

     Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

     Online condolences may be made to the family at

     The Vigen Memorial Home in Montrose is in charge of arrangements.

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