Rites Held For Mrs. Margaret Knutson

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Bethlehem Church for Mrs. Ole (Margaret) Knutson 72, who passed away Sunday at the Ada hospital after a long illness.
Rev. Alfred Gunderson officiated at the service. C.M. Bjerke was solosist and Mrs. Arnold Wold, organist. Pallbearers were Eldred Evanson, Henry Asleson, Carl Melbye, C.L. Bjerke, Olaus Bordalen and Henry Bakkum. Interment in West Cemetery.
Margaret Knutson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Syvertson was born in Norway September 21, 1887. Her youth was spent in Norway where she resided for 17 years and it was there she attended elementary school. She came to Ulen in 1904. Later she graduated from the Twin Valley High School and the Moorhead State Norman College.
In June of 1919 she was united in marriage to Ole A. Knutson of Ulen. She has resided in Ulen since her marriage but has often stayed and visited in the homes of her children. She taught Home Economics in Ulen and taught also in rural schools until 1950.
Mrs. Knutson was member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ulen and a life member of the Ladies Aid, in which she held several offices including president.
Mrs. Knutson leaves four sons, Harold of Hopkins; and Orville, Niles and Kermit all of St. Cloud; four daughters, Mrs. Sylvester (Mildred) Graves of Osseo; Mrs. Helene Kilgore of Lakewood, Calif.; Mrs. Harvey (Harriet) Bjerke of West Concord; and Mrs. Arnt (Verna) Nysetvold of Twin Valley; a brother, Morton Syvertson of Montauk, N.Y., and 22 grandchildren.

Obituary provided by Margit Bakke at margit@eot.com

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