Jeff Knight passed away peacefully on March 26, 2022 from a brain aneurysm surrounded by those he loved. Jeff was born August 10, 1952 in Lincoln NE to the late Bob & Jan Knight. Jeff graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1970.
While still in high school, Jeff enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Immediately upon graduation at the age of 17, Jeff began basic training at Marine Corps Recruitment Depot San Diego. After basic training he was stationed at Camp Pendleton and Camp Lejeune before receiving his deployment orders to Vietnam. On the eve of his departure to Vietnam, he was reassigned to NAVFAC FEAD Camp Butler Chatan, Okinawa, Japan where he served his final year in the USMC. Upon return to the states, Jeff worked construction beside his dad for several years and later was self-employed operating Jeff Knight Construction Co. until retirement.
In 1979, Jeff married the love of his life Marge (Maresh) and they adopted their daughter Ashley in 1986. In 2005, they also adopted their 1 year old grandson Thomas. While Marge continued to work until 2021, Jeff was the ultimate “Mr. Mom”.
Family and friends will always remember Jeff for his quick wit and endearing sense of humor. You could always count on Jeff to provide plenty of entertainment at family and friend gatherings. Jeff had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone at any time. He loved the simple things in life, most importantly spending time with his family and friends. He was happiest when taking his grandsons fishing and on trips to Colorado whenever possible. Jeff loved his dogs and cats and owned many special “buddies” over the years.
Jeff is survived by his wife Marge, daughter Ashley Knight-Schroder, son/grandson Thomas, brother Tim Knight (Tammy), sister Jane Cutshall (Rick), special brother-in-law Ken Maresh (Judy), grandsons Holden and Jeffrey Schroder, his beloved dog Jessie as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service is April 8th at 11 am at First United Methodist Church Lincoln NE with lunch following. Jeff would be honored if you wore casual attire/jeans. Private interment will be held at a later date.
Memorials in lieu of flowers to Lincoln Capital Humane Society.
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