Fred Garland Knight, 98, died May 7, 2011, in the Good Samaritan Home in West Union. A funeral Mass was held at Holy Name Catholic Church May 12. Burial services were at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Garland married Julia “Mary” Roach on Sept. 14, 1937, and enjoyed a blessed and happy marriage for over 66 years. Together they raised 10 children, including Janice Underdahl and Jerry (Mary) Knight of Solon, Garland and Mary had 36 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.
Garland was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; his parents; a daughter, Janet; a son, Jerry; three sons-in-law; a daughter-in-law; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Paul, Robert and John.
He is survived by eight of their ten children; a son-in-law, Paul (Janet) Sieverding; a daughter-in-law, Mary (Jerry) Knight; and one sister, Bessie (Jay) Jost of Livermore, Calif.
Memorial contributions will be principally directed to alleviate the burdens of the struggle against cancer.