Dennis Wayne Knight, 79, passed away on October 7, 2021, at Mercy Hospice Johnston. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 1, 1941, to Floyd and Enes Knight.

Dennis retired from John Deere after many years of faithful service.

Dennis is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley; children, Jodie (Jon Silverstein) Knight, Julie (Scott) Wood and Steve (Toni) Knight; grandchildren, Taylor (Chase), Cory and Brianna; sisters, Janet Cross and Karen Ruffcorn; brother-in-law, Bob (Maggie) Higday; numerous nieces and nephews.

Family will greet visitors from 4-7 p.m., on Monday, October 11, 2021 at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave., Des Moines. A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 12, at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Hope Ministries, in loving memory of Dennis.

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