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Ruth E. Knutson

May 27, 2013
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Memorial services for Ruth E. Knutson, 92, of Estherville will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Estherville Lutheran Church with Pastor Christine Lang officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday, May 28. Interment will be at Palestine Lutheran Cemetery in Dolliver.

She died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.

Ruth E. Knutson, the daughter of John A. and Edith B. (Hanson) Stanerson, was born May 14, 1921 in Dolliver.

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Ruth E. Knutson

She received her education in Dolliver schools and then attended Waldorf College. Ruth taught school two years in Emmet County and two years in Jewel.

On June 19, 1943 she was united in marriage to Amos "Bill" Knutson at Ruth's parents' home in Dolliver. Following their marriage the couple made their home in Dolliver, Spirit Lake and Estherville. Ruth enjoyed cooking, baking and entertaining family and friends.

Ruth was a member of Estherville Lutheran Church for the past 40 years.

Left to cherish Ruth's memory are her children, Roger Knutson and his wife, Dianna, of Pine City, Minn., Ronda Sowada and her husband, Jeff, of Hugo, Minn. and Kathryn Long and her husband, Rick, of Toledo, Ohio; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and sister, Mary Bjelland.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents and siblings, Esther Helgeson, Frank Stanerson and Naomi Mager.

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