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Ryan M. Knight

August 19, 1949 - December 13, 2023
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Ryan M. Knight, age 74, lifelong resident of Crown Point, IN, passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Ryan is survived by his wife of 37 years, Deborah Szczepanski; 2 children: Megan (Steven Williamson) Knight and Adam Knight; sister, Abigail Hawkins; his 6 nephews: Matt (Nicole), Dan, Andrew (Julie), Greg (Keri), Tim (Kayla), Jon (Savanah)Continue Reading

Jeffrey Wikinson left a message on January 14, 2024:
Every other year or so, for the last 50+ years or so, my phone would ring at various times in the day or night - depending on where I was in the world at the time - and it would that same raspy voice asking me how I was doing! “Just Cking on the Marines,” he’d say, followed by updates on his folks - quasi parents to many of us in the class of 67 - his sister Abby, his dog, but always our hometown, Crown Point! When the few opportunities came to visit CP, the trip would always include a knock on Ryan’s Door! Those calls and visits will no longer put a smile on my face, or my uncontrollable laughter after listening to one of his memorable stories of our youth…But the memory of his lifelong friendship will never be forgotten! Will miss you buddy. Rest in peace and Semper Fidelis! Wilkie sends.
Irene A Doty left a message on December 16, 2023:
I have known Ryan since we were little children. We both went to the First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point. Was in Sunday School with him. We went on to CPHS and both were in band together and went down to State and won 1st place in 1965. Graduated in 1967. We had a band reunion in 2010 to celebrate our victory we had in 1965. We had never celebrated when we came back home in 1965. We have been friends for a very long time and I surely well miss him. Sending my love and sympathies to his wife Deb and family. God Bless.
Carol Lee left a message on December 16, 2023:
Debbie and family, so sorry to learn of Ryan's passing. He was an old soul who loved his family and Crown Point. He was especially kind to my Aunt Ida Krieter over the years. I'm sure there is a big reunion in heaven with all the Knights and Lamsons. Hugs to all of you.
Carla Bucci left a message on December 16, 2023:
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Ryan at the University of Chicago for many years and have fond memories of him stopping by my office for a chat. My condolences to the family. I hope your good memories help you through this sad and difficult time.
Ginny Nicholson left a message on December 16, 2023:
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Ryan for many years at the University. He always had an interesting thought to share. May all the good memories help you during this very sad time.
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Mary Szakacs left a message on December 16, 2023:
My condolences to Ryan's family. I was a University of Chicago colleague. We worked together for over 20 years. I am sending healing thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.
Marcia (Schulte) Dowdy left a message on December 16, 2023:
My deepest condolences to Ryan’s family. I went to school with Ryan and we were in the band together as well. You can keep Ryan alive in your hearts with all the beautiful memories you have of him. RIP, Ryan!
Terry, Barbara Fricke left a message on December 16, 2023:
So sorry for your loss, I went to school with Ryan and he was a great classmate, Ryan RIP.
Matt and Teresa Argadine left a message on December 15, 2023:
Ryan was such a great friend to us and our daughter Beth! He had a great personality and a heart as big as the world. We will miss him.
Carol Lower left a message on December 14, 2023:
Ryan was a classmate of mine and a good friend. Deepest sympathies to his family. thought and prayers go with them.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
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