KNUDSEN, Cheryl L. (1947-2020)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/29/2021 at 15:59:46
Cheryl L. Knudsen
(July 1, 1947 – July 24, 2020)
IDA GROVE – Services for Cheryl L. Knudsen, 73, of Ida Grove were held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove with Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiating. Burial was in Morgan Township Cemetery at Schleswig with Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove in charge of arrangements.
She died July 24, 2020, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Cheryl L. Knudsen, daughter of Lloyd and Lorraine (Schultz) Wessel, was born July 1, 1947, in Denison. She grew up in the rural Crawford and Ida County areas. She graduated from Ida Grove High School in 1965. On Sept. 5, 1965, Cheryl married Marelle Knudsen at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove. They made their home on the family’s century farm 10 miles southwest of Ida Grove. They were blessed with two children: Michelle and Marc. Cheryl was always involved with all the daily activities and operations of the farm. You may remember Cheryl’s warm smile at the local PAMIDA store, where she worked for 30 years before retiring.
Blessed with a green thumb, Cheryl enjoyed being outside, tending to flowers and landscaping. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove and taught Sunday school. Cheryl died July 24, 2020, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Lorraine Wessel; her parents-in-law, Marven and Helen Knudsen; and her step-father in-law, LeRoy Schagt. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Marelle Knudsen of Ida Grove; and her children: Michelle (Tom) Clifford of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Marc (Ann) Knudsen of Ida Grove. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Madison (fiancé Jason Chase) Clifford of Lenexa, Kan.; Michael Clifford of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Miranda (fiancé Tyler Roberts) Knudsen of Lake View; Martin (Rhondee) Knudsen of Schleswig; and Matthew Knudsen of Ida Grove.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Mon., July 27, 2020 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/
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