Jennetta Knudson, 1930-2014

Published 10:08 am Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Memorial services for Jennetta Ann Knudson, 84, of Albert Lea will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Clayton Balsley will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences are welcome at

Jennetta Knudson

Jennetta Knudson

Jennetta died on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Jennetta Ann Knudson was born on Feb. 2, 1930, in Lake Park, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Gladys (Reed) Allen. She grew up in rural Spirit Lake, Iowa, and graduated from Jackson High School in 1948.

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On July 29, 1956, Jennetta was united in marriage to Clayton F. Knudson in Mankato. She worked for H.L. Green in Mankato during the 1950s and was a homemaker. Jennetta and Clayton moved to Albert Lea in 1967. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, serving on various groups and committees. She particularly enjoyed teaching Sunday school and Bible school. She was secretary and treasurer of the TOPS group. Jennetta collected and believed in angels. Her favorite saying was, “Life is fragile, handle with prayer.” Blessed be her memory.

Survivors include her children Kayla (Palmer) Christensen, Kipton (Vickie) Knudson, Koleen (Chuck Davis) Knudson and Kent (Shannon) Knudson; grandchildren Jeramiah O’Rourke, Rebekah Wright, Alex Knudson, Jackson Knudson and Amber Knudson; great-grandchildren Kaitlyn, Caleb, Ragan, Wyatt and Abby; and several nieces and nephews.

Jennetta was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clayton; a brother and three sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to First Baptist Church in Albert Lea.