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Richard G. Knight

September 3, 1944 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Richard Knight Obituary

Richard G. Knight was born on September 3, 1944, in Indiana. He was raised in Rockford by his mother and step-father, Harriet and Jerry Wescott along with five younger step-siblings. Rick was the first graduating class at Auburn High School, Class of 1963. Shortly after graduating, he found his passion in the Machining Industry. It wasn’t too long before he started his own machining businesses, proudly owning them for over 50 years.

Rick was very proud of his children and grandchildren: daughter, Lisa Loring of Rockford, IL (daughters, Kaitlyn (Kylie) Meyers and Brianna Addotta) and daughter, Becky Norman of Bellville, TX (son, Alec and daughter, Camryn Norman).  He enjoyed joking and playing “monster” with the young grandchildren, and then after escaping, buying donuts after their sleepovers.

Rick enjoyed skiing, golfing, fishing, and many other activities. He was a Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed Rock Cut trips looking for turkeys and eagles.

Rick lost the battle from Dementia on January 16, 2024. He went to Heaven in the comfort of his home with family and his loving partner by his side, Lorene Kuse. Rick was a Christian and enjoyed going to church as a member of GPS Faith Community Church.

The family wishes to thank Mercy Health Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of Rick.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, January 26, 2024, at GPS Faith Community Church on 11189 Forest Hills Road in Machesney Park, IL 61115. The memorial service will begin at 12:00 P.M. with a visitation starting at 11:00 A.M.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to GPS Faith Community Church.  


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January 26, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
GPS Faith Community Church
11189 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115

Celebration of Life
January 26, 2024

12:00 PM
GPS Faith Community Church
11189 Forest Hills Road
Machesney Park, IL 61115


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