Donald R. Knight
December 15, 1934 ~ October 6, 2014
Donald Ray Knight, age 79 of Bogota, Colombia, formerly of New Hampton passed away at his home on October 6, 2014. He was the son of Arnold Ray and Irene L. (Hiserote) Knight. Don graduated with the class of 1953 at New Hampton High School. One week after graduation he enlisted in the Unites States Marine Corp. He served honorably from 1953-1956 and then in the reserves for five more years. Don graduated from the University of Iowa and Cornell College in Ithaca, NY and also studied at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Don was a retired Foreign Service Officer. He enjoyed collecting pipes, foreign affairs and politics. Don is survived by his wife, Luisa Fernanda Ayala Knight of Bogota, Colombia; his sons, Philip Orie (Terri) Knight of Warrenville, IL, Christopher Arnold (Alma) Knight of Chula Vista, CA and Nicholas Robert (Daniella) Knight of Washington, DC; his two daughters, Alejandra Knight Ayala and her husband, David Brown of Omaha, NE and Paula Knight Ayala and her husband, Chris Sill of Dallas, TX; his six grandchildren, Benjamin, Oliver, Anais, Gabriel, Matias, Isabel and one more on the way. His siblings surviving are, Mavis Levsen of Cedar Rapids, IA, William Knight of Sun City, CA, Richard Knight of Charles City, IA, Carole Severin of Charles City, IA, Merrilyn Knight of New Hampton, IA, Susan Hastings of New Hampton, IA, Roger (Robin) Knight of Waterloo, IA and Dennis Knight of New Hampton, IA; and many nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Robert and Harry Knight.