Marguerite Knutson, 95, Glenville

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Funeral services for Marguerite Francis Knutson, 95, of Glenville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Round Prairie Lutheran Church. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at Round Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guest book, go to


Marguerite died Monday, May 9, 2011, at her home.

Marguerite Francis Knutson was born on Aug. 20, 1915, in Angelina County, Texas, to Robert and Mary (Pounds) Gillikin, the youngest of 12 children. She grew up in the community of Moffett, near Lufkin, Texas. She attended Redland School, from which she had many wonderful memories, especially of her volleyball team mates. Marguerite graduated from Modern Beauty College in Houston, Texas. After marrying her beloved Archie, they moved to San Diego, Calif., where their daughter, Mary, was born. Marguerite was a member of Round Prairie Lutheran Church, Good Sam Camper/Ranch Club and Northern Lights Rock Club. She loved going to the cabin at Crooked Lake. She enjoyed fishing, usually catching the biggest one, and enjoyed playing Skip-Bo, usually winning. Loving to travel, Archie and Marguerite joined annual RV caravans, fished in the Churchill River in Canada, tented to Fairbanks and snow birded in Texas and New Mexico. Four-footed friends were always welcome in their home. She will be greatly missed.

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Survivors include her husband, Archie; daughter, Mary; and many nieces and nephews in Texas and Oklahoma.

Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters-in-law: James Baker, Robert Wade and wife, Janie, David Sheaner, Andrew Jackson and wife, Inez, Thomas O’quinn, Bruce Denman and wife, Mary, and Charles Joseph and wife, Mildred; sisters and brothers-in-law; half sister, Iva Burrows, and husband, Joel, Marian Ann Gillikin, Sarah Jane Modisette and husband, Alvin, and Mary Ola Simms and husband, Perry.