Jeremy Patrick Knott

Jeremy Patrick Knott
June 26, 1983 – June 12, 2019

Dedicated, well-respected Firefighter; doting father and husband.  Survived by wife, Ashley; son, Jude; parents: Shelley Knott, Rick and Sue Knott; and sister, Emily Knott.

VISITATION: Sunday, June 16th from 3pm to 6pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, June 17th at 10:30am at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Jude Knott Education Fund.

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Jeremy Knott was born in Omaha, Nebraska where he spent much of his childhood. He was incredibly close to both his Mother and Father and spent his childhood making beautiful memories with them and his extended family.

During his youth and college years he was actively involved in sports, particularly football, which he attended Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas to play his Freshmen year. Following this year, Jeremy returned to Omaha to pursue a Bachelor’s in Construction Engineering & Technology through the Peter Kiewit Institute.  He was just shy of earning that degree prior to starting and finishing his Associate’s Degree in Fire Science Technology. It was during this time that he was reunited with his high school classmate and future wife, Ashley, whom he began dating at the young age of 20.

Shortly thereafter, at the age of 23, Jeremy was hired on to the Omaha Fire Department where he has served ever since. While on the Department he went on to earn his Paramedic License and was ultimately promoted to Fire Apparatus Engineer. For the past 6 years he had worked at Station 21, forming unshakable bonds and friendships with his brothers at his station. Jeremy devoted his heart and life to his profession, and although especially humble, he was incredibly talented and well-respected by his fellow OFD members for both his work ethic and heart for the job.

In 2009, Ashley and Jeremy bought a home they absolutely loved in Morton Meadows.  The two of them spent many of their dating years renovating their home and traveling.  In 2014, after ten years of dating, he married Ashley on the beach in Cancun, Mexico.  He showed his incredible and unwavering love and devotion to her in word and deed, with every single action he took.

Two years later, in 2016, Ashley and Jeremy welcomed their son, Jude Patrick, into the world. Jeremy loved this little boy with absolutely everything he had. He spent every single one of his days off from work finding ways to teach him everything he knew, helping him explore as much as he could in this world, and molding him into a kind, humble, intelligent and curious young boy. Jude would easily call Jeremy his best friend. Now 3, Jude wants nothing more than to be a Firefighter just like his Daddy.

Throughout his life, Jeremy embodied what it meant to love so intensely without any expectation. He was a selfless man who always did the right thing, offered a helping hand at every opportunity given, and went out of his way to better the lives of others on a daily basis. If anyone needed him, he was there, no questions asked, and it didn’t matter what was asked of him— no complaint was ever heard.

21 Comments

  • Angel Streebin & family Posted June 14, 2019 12:07 pm

    May you and your family accept our deepest sympathies for your loss. We are praying that you receive the comfort of The Lord’s loving arms around you during this very difficult time.
    With love, hugs & prayers,
    Angel Streebin & family

  • Craig Veach Posted June 15, 2019 9:08 am

    My heart and mind is with you and your family. Please accept my condolences.

  • Kathie Garabrandt Posted June 15, 2019 10:28 am

    Ashley, our hearts go out to you and Jude as well as to Shelley and all extended family. We loved him so much and have so many wonderful memories with him in our family..vacations and get togethers.Steve has known him since before he was born. He was looked up to by Chris, Laura, Emma, Michelle and Jeff. Jude will carry his Dad no matter where he goes for the rest of his life as you will to. We love you and Jude, love the Garabrandts.

  • Hilah Wheeler Posted June 15, 2019 10:57 am

    ”Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

    Thinking of you and your family during this tough time. 💙

  • Phyllis Palmer Posted June 15, 2019 11:06 am

    Ashley, Jude and family. I am very grieved to hear of Jeremy’s passing. Your family stands beside you with love.

  • Rochelle Northrup Posted June 15, 2019 12:10 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about Jeremy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Karen and Monte King Posted June 15, 2019 1:59 pm

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved husband. We know he was a wonderful and loving husband and dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Jude at this difficult time. He will remain in the hearts of all who knew him forever.

  • Jason & Natalie Carlberg Posted June 15, 2019 4:33 pm

    We live right across the street (2206), and were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Jeremy’s sudden passing. He was a really great guy, and it was beautiful to watch him and Jude playing in the yard, teaching him everything. Please let us know if there is any way we can help you during this time.

  • Kevin & Dawn Holdorf Posted June 15, 2019 7:32 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We knew Jeremy thru Tyler, they were as close as brothers. Jeremy was a kind and gentle man who loved his family very much.

  • Fr. Charles Ssebulime (Uganda) Posted June 15, 2019 10:04 pm

    So saddened by the death of Jeremy Patrick Knott. Condolences to wife, son and the entire family. My his soul rest in eternal peace

  • Cindy Romero Posted June 15, 2019 11:40 pm

    To the Family of Jeremy Knott. My deepest condolences at this very difficult time. I am so very sorry.

    Cindy, Omaha Ne.
    CUMC–Emergency Dept.

  • Emily Putnam Posted June 16, 2019 6:50 am

    There are no words. I always had such respect for Jeremy and I know that he was truly a good soul. Ashley and Jude you were and still undoubtedly loved by him. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Much love to you both.

  • Richard & Tricia Posted June 17, 2019 9:47 am

    A new level of sadness was reached today. Words not express our sorrow. He will be in our memories of how awesome he was! If you ever need anything please call..

  • Scott Hesterly Posted June 17, 2019 1:51 pm

    So sorry for you loss. Our family will keep your family in our prayers.

  • Sheryl Concannon Posted June 17, 2019 9:04 pm

    I don’t know the family but I hold firemen, police officers and military in very high regard. I understand the grief and pain as I just lost my husband in January. Hugs. 😢

  • Joshua and Cassidy Cook Posted June 18, 2019 3:04 am

    Our hearts are broken for you Ashley and Jude.

  • Joshua Smithhisler Posted June 18, 2019 10:45 am

    From your Jimmy John’s family:

    We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Cyndie Webert Posted June 18, 2019 11:45 am

    So sorry for your loss, Shelley! Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  • Linda Williams Posted June 18, 2019 1:38 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I seen the story on ketv which said funeral arrangements pending. I wanted to go, but I never heard any information about funeral arrangements. I was hoping for Tuesday, so I could attend.

  • Kathy Garrison, Benedictine College Posted June 20, 2019 11:07 am

    The Benedictine College community of Atchison, KS, extends heartfelt sympathy to Ashley, Jude, Shelley, Emily, Rick and Sue on the passing away of Jeremy Knott. May God comfort you all the days ahead until you are reunited with your loved one. Peace and prayers to all.

  • Zee Wilcoxen Posted June 24, 2019 12:02 am

    Ashley, I’m at a loss for words. My heart breaks for you and your family. I am sending you prayers for peace and comfort in this very heartbreaking moment. Wrapping my arms around you and your sweet little boy.

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