IOWA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, INC.
"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated  July 31, 2020

Albert Lawrence Knight

February 27, 1945—June 28, 2020

Albert L. Knight passed away last Friday, June 28, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 75 years.

He was born Tuesday, February 2, 1945 in Omaha, Nebraska, a son of the late John and Gertrude (Hineman) Knight.

Albert attended Nebraska School for the Deaf (September 6, 1950 to November 1952).  His family moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa and he attended Iowa School for the Deaf starting in late November 1952.  He graduated from the school in 1964. 

After his graduation, he became a licensed carpenter.  He fell in love with a woman named Kathleen and they were married in January 7, 1972.  They have a son named Steven.

They became a good team by helping each other for 48 ½ years.  According to his widow, “He was a very hard worker all his life.”

For the last two years, he began falling and he had to be admitted to Omaha Nursing and Rehabilitation.  He eventually could not walk.  Kathleen visited him daily for one year and half.  She brought him clean clothes and snacks.  They enjoyed their visits until last March in which the nursing home closed to visitors due to the pandemic.  Kathleen could visit him through the lobby glass twice a week.  It made them feel sad and depressed.

In June 2020, the nursing home had a staff of 4 members who became ill with Convid-19.  Four more residents became ill with Convid-19.   Unfortunately, Albert became sick quickly and not able to hand signing.  He ran with high fever and lung infection.  He was admitted to a hospital after one week of suffering.  He died of respiratory failure due to Convid-19.

His wife said that he was loved, and he will be greatly missed.

Survived by wife Kathleen; son Steven (Teresa) Parks; grandson Steven Parks Jr.; sister June (Ed) Olsufka; brother Ernie Knight.

Funeral Service was held last July 1, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Korisko Larkin Staskiewicz Funeral Home, Omaha  His body was internment at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Omaha.

Thanks to Mrs. Kathleen Knight for the information.