Raymond L. Knight

May 15, 1917 – Jan. 21, 2010

Raymond L. “Bud” Knight of Waukesha died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at LindenGrove Health Care Center at the age of 92. He was born May 15, 1917, in Waukesha, the son of Clarence and Rose (nee Kramer) Knight.

Bud graduated from Waukesha High School in 1935, then went on to graduate from Carroll College in 1940 in business accounting. He worked in insurance sales for Equitable Life for more than 38 years until retirement. In his early years, Bud played in the Sunday morning softball league, and was later an active member in the Waukesha Jaycees and Kiwanis Club. From 1961 through 1975, he was a district chairman and troop leader for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He was also a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church, where served as an elder.

Bud will be deeply missed by his son, Terry (Colleen) Knight of Rochester, Minn.; stepdaughter, Laura Boltik of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Kelly Knight of Sacramento, Calif., and Shannon (Brent) Brankley of Rochester; greatgrandchildren, Evan and Alex Brankley of Rochester; niece, Judy Funk of Waukesha; and nephews, Mike Sullivan of New Berlin and Tim Sullivan of Waukesha.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Constance “Connie” Knight (nee Braskamp); his second wife, Lorraine; stepson, Edward Boltik; a sister, Dorothy (Robert) Sullivan; and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, Jan. 29, at First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha. Interment will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials are appreciated to the church (address above).

For more information, call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.