Stanley M. Knutson

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Stanley M. Knutson, age 88, of New Hampton, Iowa died Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. Stanley Merle Knutson was born January 14, 1925 in Chickasaw County, the son of Theodore and Tina (Nelson) Knutson. He was baptized and confirmed at Jerico Lutheran Church and was a lifetime member. He attended rural schools in Chickasaw County and farmed his entire life on the family farm north of New Hampton. Stanley was united in marriage to LaVonne Bernice Phillips on December 14, 1974. LaVonne passed away in 1997. Stanley is survived by his brother John Knutson of New Hampton; his sister, Donna (Don) Jepson of Appleton, WI; his brother-in-law, Godfrey Natvig of Cresco, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters, Norma (Henry) Munson, Oriette (Clarence) Adams, Theodora Natvig, Lois (John) Davis, Colleen (Thomas) Pollock and Shirley Knutson; and one sister-in-law, Kathy Knutson.

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  1. Just want to let the family know that they have my deepest sympathies. With the recent loss of my mother I know how devastating the loss of a loved one can be. Rejoice that Stanley is in a better place and remember all of the wonderful memories that you have of him in years past.

  2. We are very sorry to miss Bud’s services. Due to unfortunate timing we will be traveling in England. It’s hard to see another member of this generation slip away, and I’m sure especially hard for John, Amanda and Emily, who did so much for him. I will always remember Bud the best when he had his dear wife LaVonne by his side.

  3. Uncle “Bud” will be sadly missed. For me he was the classic Iowa farmer with his bib overalls and snuff in his pocket. He didn’t need much, but what he had, he dearly held on to. A good truck, wide screen TV, and plenty of farm equipment that changed in complexity over the years. We all loved Bud in our own special ways and he was one very special uncle to me.

  4. We are also sorry that we will not be able to attend the service as are out of town. I will fondly remember many visits with Bud on the farm over the years. It is good to know he is now in the hollow of God’s hand and reunited wtih LaVonne and other family.

  5. Our sympathy goes out to Stanley’s family. It has been a long time sine we have had the opportunity to see Stanley. Our prayers are with you at this time of your loss. My sister, Shirley (Peterson)Dietrich informed me of Stanley’s death and gave me this website.

    Henry and Mary Peterson – Underwood, MN – formerly Adrian, MN

  6. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

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