Kenneth K. Knust, 81 of Brazil, died at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 200,5 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Born June 10, 1923, in Center Point, he was the son of Ulysses G. Knust and Ruth Stevenson Knust.
He graduated from Cory High School. During World War II he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a paratrooper. On D-Day he jumped behind enemy lines as part of the initial assault. He was awarded the Purple Heart twice and the Bronze Star. Following the war he was employed as a car salesman, serving 38 years with Ford Motor Company. He married Mary Evitts in 1956 in Terre Haute.
Kenneth was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Lewis, Ind., Scottish Rite, Zorah Shrine, American Legion Post 328 in Riley, Ind., and the Clay City VFW. He was also a member of the Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing with his friends and gardening at his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Lloyd Knust; two sisters, Muriel Knust and Helen Bedwell; one brother, Max Knust and two sisters-in-law, Harriet and Fern Knust.
Survivors include his wife Mary; one daughter, Debra K. Johnson of Terre Haute; one son, Kenny Dale Knust and wife Deborah of Springville, Ind.; five grandchildren, Shelley Knust of Franklin, Charity Knust of Bloomington, Joshua Johnson of Terre Haute, Jeremiah Johnson of Hymeria, and Curtis Smith of Bedford; five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two sisters Lois Oglesby of Danville, Ind., and Mary Lou Dietz of Center Point; and two brothers, Renis Knust of Center Point and Jack Knust of Cory.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Moore Funeral Home and one hour before services on Saturday. Masonic Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Friday. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday with Pastors Lloyd Wright and Max Bunton officiating. Burial will follow at Van Cleve Cemetery near Center Point.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 4220 W. Lower Bloomington Rd., Cory, IN 47846. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.