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
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
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 email@example.com