Doug's prayer service and funeral Mass will be livestreamed below at 7:00 PM Sunday, February 6, 2022 and 2:00 PM Monday, February 7, 2022.
Douglas (Doug) E. Knutson passed away February 1, 2022. He was 71 years old.
Doug was born on February 28, 1950 to J. Thomas and Mary (Miller) Knutson in Wilmer, MN. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1969. After school, he went to work for the State Hospital. A year later, Doug moved to Fargo and spent the next 45 years with the North Department of Transportation as a Lead Equipment Operator. He retired on March 1, 2014.
Doug married the love of his life and best friend, Eileen Fettig on May 5, 1979 at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Tappen, ND. Doug was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in West Fargo. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Doug loved his grandchildren and loved the outdoors. His favorite pastimes were plowing snow in the winter, mowing grass in the summer, hunting and fishing.
Doug is survived by his wife, Eileen of 42 years; 3 children, Kyle (Karina) Knutson, Grand Forks, ND DeAnn (Joe) Brunner, Jamestown, ND, Hayley Knutson, West Fargo, ND; 4 grandchildren, Peyton and Evelyn Brunner, Clara and Simon Knutson; 4 brothers, John (Sue) Knutson, East Grand Forks, MN, Jim (Carol) Knutson, Valley City, ND, Phil (Deb) Knutson, Andover, MN, Bob (Becky) Knutson, Grand Forks, ND; and 3 sisters, Nora (Paul) Griffin, Bismarck, ND, Rose (Arnie) Narloch, Bemidji, Barb (Steve) Erickstad, Bemidji, MN.
Doug was preceded in death by his parents, J. Thomas and Mary Knutson; and nephew, Adam Narloch.