Betty Lorraine Knutson

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, August 7, 1927
Date of Death:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Age:
91 years old

Visitation

Date: Tuesday February 19, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Wednesday February 20, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Wednesday February 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Union Cemetery

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, August 7, 1927
Date of Death:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Age:
91 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Sunday, August 7, 1927
Date of Death:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Age:
91 years old

Betty Lorraine Knutson

Betty Lorraine Knutson, age 91, of Marion, MN died Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Wildwood Grove Assisted Living in Le Roy, MN.

Betty was born August 7, 1927 in Minot, ND the daughter of Andrew and Blanche Oliver. She was united in marriage to Kenneth N. “Pappy” Knutson February 25, 1946, in Rochester, MN. The couple farmed in the Fountain area, and later in Wisconsin for six years. Betty and her family moved to Rochester in 1956, where she was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker. Betty loved fishing with her husband up north. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery and working in her flower garden. Betty enjoyed spending time with her children and many grandchildren.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons,  and one grandson, two great-grandchildren, one brother, one sister, and one son-in-law.

She is survived by her seven daughters: Sharon Olson of Le Roy, MN, Donna (Robert) Tilford of Mazeppa, MN, Carol (Robert) Christopherson of Hayfield, MN, Joyce Johnson of Kasson, MN, Marilyn Knutson of Le Roy, MN, Cynthia (Donald) Langton of Pleasant Grove, MN, and Wanda Knutson of Lime Springs, IA; one son, Robert (Kelly) of Marion, MN; 25 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Dolores Papenfus of Mondovi, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 12 p.m. at Cornerstone Free Evangelical Church in Rochester, MN with Rev. Bruce Fischer officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 19 from 4 - 7 p.m. in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at Union Cemetery in Pleasant Grove, MN.

Condolences

The family of Betty Lorraine Knutson has received the following condolences.

We did not have the honor of knowing Betty, but we know he daughter Carol.  If Betty is judged by the children she raised, andCarol isany guide, he must have been wonderful.  All our sympathy, Carol.

Sending heartfelt condolences to Betty’s family and those who knew her best. My dad. Robert, loved and admired her strength, her love for her family and her ready laugh - she was always ready to help anyone and everyone. The happiest times were often around fishing, boats and lakes.  May the days ahead be ones of remembering Betty for the joy she brought to our lives, and knowing she has gone home.


With admiration and sympathy for her family


Carla Ascoytia

Our sympathies and condolences to all the family.  We will miss not being able to visit with her again.  She will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

We will miss Aunt Betty's warm smile, and humor.  Aunt Betty always had a good work ethic, and was so faithful to look after her mother and father, while they were alive, and was so kind to her brother, while he was alive, and brought her sister and husband, and mother, down to visit her brother in Evansdale, IA, 19 years ago, for which, our family, will always be grateful for the last week we had dad here, in his earthly home, and now they are together, in their heavenly home, with our Father in Heaven. No more pain, sorrow, or tears. Now, they will be in our Father's presence, with joy and praise.  Betty lived a simple life, not needing much, but to have her family near her. We are so thankful that her children, were so faithful to look after her, and faithful to visit her, while she was in LeRoy, MN. I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1: 3-6.  Aunt Betty's work on earth is complete or finished, and God decided to take her home. Praise the Lord, what more could we ask, than to be in the presence of the Lord.  


Love and prayers for the days ahead, as you miss your mother and grandmother, aunt and sister and friend,


Cheryl and Stephen Roquet

So sorry to hear of your loss, hard to lose your mother no matter what age she is. She was a wonderful lady. Prayers going to the family at this time. 

although you are gone, you loving legacy will never fade...


Our family tree has many strong branches, but even stronger roots..


All made strong by you Grandma, everyday, because of your FAITH,  the examples you lead by, and the values you instilled.


Rest in peace, Grandma. We love you


 

I would just like to express Condolences, and Prayers for Strength to Mrs. Knutsons Family and all lives she touched. Although I have never met her, or her Granddaughter in person. The Kindness and support shown to me by Lisa Adler speaks volumes of the character and compassion she had raised her children with. Then intern it continues to spread one to another, generation to generation.


Bless You all, and sorry for your loss


 

God saw you were tired and a cure was not to be.


So he put his arms around you and whispered this morning “Come to Me”.


With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away. Although we love you dearly we could not make you stay.


A golden heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest.


 


God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the BEST!


Love You Grandma!


Pam Hammann and Family


 

Grandma I hope someday I am as strong and brave as you were??  I will forever hold you close, I miss you and love you lots.