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Carl Donald "Don" Knight

October 9, 1930 - January 3, 2024
Racine, WI


Life Story / Obituary


Mr. Carl Donald “Don” Knight, age 93, passed away Wednesday January 3, 2024 at Accent Care Hospice. Don was born in Denver, Colorado on October 9, 1930, son of the late Frank and Lola (Nee: Waugh) Knight.

On June 16, 1956, Don was united in marriage to Mary Ann Mortensen at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL. He graduated from Janesville High School “Class of 1949” and Bradley University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and was a volunteer at the Y.M.C.A. as Commissioner of Little League Football. He also coached baseball, basketball, and football. He was a big brother to Mykel Todd through the Big Brothers of America. He was an avid racquetball player and enjoyed waterskiing as well.

Don is survived by his four children, Michael (Kiyo) Knight and their daughter, Kai of Los Angeles, CA, Steven (Lisa) Knight and their daughter, Savannah (Ryan) Niesen of Racine and their children Avery and Sophie, Jane (Michael) Martin and their three children, Evan of California, Miranda of New York, and Mitchell of Wind Lake, Mary Kathleen “Katie” Knight and Greg Allan of Racine her children, Courtney (Matt) Parrish and their children, Graham, Everett and Reid of Lindenhurst, Illinois, Cody Newburgh and Caitlin Riccio of Round Lake Beach, Illinois, Tanner Knight and Oakley Coca of Racine,. He is survived by a very special “little brother” Mykel Todd of Bloomer as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Ann, two brothers, Gerald Lee Knight & Robin, an infant.

Private services were held. Don would request that you pass on an act of kindness.