Arlene Knutson

October 4, 2018

obit Arlene Knutson picJune 3, 1924 – Sept. 29, 2018

Arlene Knutson, age 94 of Hendricks, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Hendricks Nursing Home in Hendricks. Funeral ser­vice will be 2 p.m. Wednes­day, Oct. 3 at Christ Luther­an Church in Hendricks, with Rev. Denise Fossen of­ficiating. Visitation will be Wednesday one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Hen­dricks City Cemetery. The Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Hendricks is entrusted with the ar­rangements.
Arlene Martha Ione Knut­son was born June 3, 1924 to John and Ida (Nelson) Hogie in Astoria, South Da­kota. She was raised on a farm near Astoria, where she received her educa­tion.
Arlene was united in marriage to Donald Knut­son on June 21, 1947 at First Lutheran Church in Hendricks. The couple lived in Hendricks, where they raised their family. Later, Arlene began working as a TMA (trained medical aide) at the Hendricks Hospital and Nursing Home, retir­ing in 2008. Arlene passed away Sept. 29 at the Hen­dricks Nursing Home at the age of 94.
She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, where she served in the church circle; she was also a member of the Hendricks Legion Auxiliary. Arlene enjoyed baking, her family, yardwork, flowers, and as a young girl, riding her horse, Red. She gave uncondition­al love, was a woman of in­tegrity, and will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
Arlene is lovingly re­membered by her three daughters—Linda Bervig of Delano; Joan (Terry) Tommeraasen of Dell Rap­ids, South Dakota, and Patty (Greg) Floto of Casa Grande, Arizona; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; sis­ter Eloyce (Caro) Haigh of Blaine; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don­ald Knutson, her parents, and her brothers Ellsworth, Clayton and Morrell Hogie.
Blessed be her memory.