Bert Knight, age 92 of Amery, WI and formerly Delavan, MN passed away Monday January 25, 2021 at the Amery Hospital. A memorial service will be held 11am Friday January 29, 2021 at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago with Rev. Durene Cornell officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Riverside Cemetery in Winnebago. Live streaming can be viewed, and online condolences can be left at www.spencerowen.com
Herbert Alden Knight was born December 21, 1928 in LeRoy, MN to Leslie and Esther Knight. He grew up with a large family on a farm. In 1951, he married the love of his life Joyce Miller. Shortly after he was drafted into the Army where he proudly served in Germany for 2 years, he returned to the Delavan area where he and Joyce raised their family and farmed. Bert had various jobs aside from farming. He worked for the city of Delavan for almost 10 years as well as driving the van at St. Luke’s for almost 15 years he also did a lot of carpenter work. Bert had very strong faith and was always very active in his church. Bert was also involved in the American Legion in Delavan, 4-H, softball and all of the kid’s activities. He was very active in the bowling league, playing cards (hand & foot and cribbage) and pitching horseshoes. He had a huge passion for sports, especially baseball and loved the Minnesota Twins.
Left to cherish such fond memories are his children; Kenneth (Bonnie) Knight of Turtle Lake, WI and Kayla (Kevin Achatz) Hergott of Las Vegas, NV. Grandchildren; Nicholas (Cacee) Knight, Jenna (Jeremy) Dumas, Krissy Hergott, Todd (Joanie) Griffin and Stacey Roberts, nine great grandchildren as well as two sisters-in-law Marilyn Stensland of Blue Earth, MN, Beverly Heyes of Iowa and brother-in-law Bud (Marilyn) Miller of Wells, MN and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joyce and his brothers and sisters.