Larry Knutson, 1971-2017

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Larry Allan Knutson, 46, of Kiester died Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Kiester. The Rev. Katie Pals will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16 in Rice Lake Cemetery. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. To leave an online condolence, visit

Larry Knutson

Larry was born March 23, 1971, the son of Kenneth and Patsy (Werner) Knutson in Wells. He graduated from Wells-Easton High School in 1989. Larry married Michele Sonnek. To this union three children were born: Samantha Irene, Alexandria Lynn and Nicholas Allan. The couple divorced in 2005. In 1991, he started working at Larson’s Manufacturing in Lake Mills, where he worked as a machine specialist until October. Larry loved hunting and fishing. Outdoor activities were his favorite — especially late night bonfires with his lovely neighbors. His grandchild was the light of his life.

Larry is survived by his children Samantha Knutson (fiance, Dylan Hemingsen) of Kiester, Alexandria Knutson of Kiester and Nicholas Knutson of Kiester; grandson, Bently Hemingsen; mother, Patsy Knutson, of Wells; five sisters, Sandra (Bob) Dicario of Vista, California, Kathy Knutson of Choctaw, Oklahoma, Bonnie Knutson of Mankato, Mary Foley (Evan) of Wells and Lori Placek of Wells; uncles and aunts Robert and Betty Werner and Dan and Judy Werner, all of Wells; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

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He is preceded in death by his father; grandparents Alvin and Adeline Werner and Hilka and Edward Knutson; and many aunts and uncles.