Elaine Knutson, 1929-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, July 10, 2016

Funeral services for Elaine E. Knutson of Northwood will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Silver Lake Cemetery.

Elaine died Friday, July 8, 2016, at Northwood Lutheran Home in Northwood. She was 87.

Elaine was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Northwood, the daughter of Oscar and Clara (Hengested) Egland. She was a graduate of Northwood High School. On May 1, 1949, she was united in marriage to Harold Knutson at Silver Lake Church.

Elaine Knutson

Elaine Knutson

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Elaine was a homemaker and worked with her husband in the Standard Oil business. She was an active member of Silver Lake Lutheran Church and in her free time enjoyed making lefse, pontoon boating at Clear Lake, Iowa, with friends and trips up north to Leech Lake. She was also a dedicated caregiver to her parents.

Elaine is survived by her sons Robert and his wife, Nancy Knutson, of Albert Lea and Larry and his wife, Sherri Knutson, of Glenville; daughter-in-law, Denise Knutson, of Emmons; grandchildren Eric Knutson, Nicole Behne, Ben Knutson, Jeremy Knutson, Jaci Koeppen, Kristopher Knutson and Jarrad Knutson; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Ronald Knutson; and sister, Carol Emmons.