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KNUDSEN, Marian 1907-1987


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/31/2012 at 20:22:18

Services Held Monday For Marian Knudsen

Mrs. Marian L. Knudsen of Dike passed away at 7:15 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.

Funeral services were held at the United Methodist Church, Dike, on Monday, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Shirley Textor officiated.

Craig DeBerg sang "Ivory Palaces" and "In The Garden." He was accompanied by Mrs. John Paige, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

Grandsons serving as casket bearers were Tim Knudsen, Ralph Knudsen, Jr., Russell Knudsen, David Knudsen, Dean Knudsen and Darwin Knudsen.

The ushers were Jack Heritage and John Volberding. Mrs. Ben Clapp and Mrs. Lawrence Mark were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Elmwood Cemetery, Dike.

Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mrs. Knudsen was born on April 18, 1907, near Cedar Falls in Black Hawk county, the daughter of Andrew P. and Hattie Dutcher Sorensen. She attained the age of 79 years, 11 months and 28 days.

She grew up in the Cedar Falls area and on April 12, 1928, she was united in marriage to Leo Knudsen. After their marriage, they lived in Cedar Falls, moving and making their home in Dike in the early 1940's. Later on, she worked in the Dietary Dept. of the University of Northern Iowa for many years.

Her husband passed away on December 21, 1967. After the death of her husband, she continued to live and make her home in Dike.

She was a long time member of the Dike United Methodist Church, joining the church in the middle 1940's.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and by one brother, Andrew Sorensen.

She is survived by two sons, Ralph Knudsen of Waterloo and Donald E. Knudsen of Dike; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Sommers of Waterloo and Mrs. Helen Glidewell of Des Moines; and by nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established.

The Dike Funeral Chapel, Dike, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 April 1987


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