Douglas Knutson

douglas knutson
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.

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  1. Eileen and family, you have my sympathy in the loss of
    Doug. I remember the early years at Eagle Lake, It was a
    joy to visit Jut & Mary and family. We had some good times.

  2. To Doug’s Family. Our sincere condolences on Doug’s passing. He was a good neighbor, always willing to visit and share how family was doing. He will be missed

  3. Our condolences to Eileen and the family. We will miss Doug in the neighborhood. He liked to stop and visit.
    and had a smile for all.

  4. Eileen and Family. So sorry to hear about Doug. So many memories, especially of the earlier years in JC’s and other events.
    You don’t realize how much you miss somebody, until they have left us. We will remember Doug forever!!
    Rick & Marilynn L.

  5. I went to school in Jamestown, North Dakota with Doug and Nora at St. John’s Academy. We were all in the same class and we were very good friends. May you Rest In Peace Doug❤️

  6. So sorry for your families loss. Remembering him from high school as a very nice young man. He will be missed.

  7. So sorry for your loss. I graduated with Doug and Nora and went to St. John’s Academy with them as well. We even grew up just down the block from them in Jamestown. Always enjoyed hanging out at their house. Hoping your memories help you to celebrate Doug’s life.

  8. The news of Doug’s death was delayed, but I am so grateful for classmates that stay updated and keep us informed. Our Class of ‘69 had so many memorable people. So sad that we are losing them more frequently than we desire. I have fond memories of Doug and Nora both.
    The Lord bless you all. My genuine condolences!

  9. Doug was a great classmate in Jamestown. Played football together. He joined us in Fargo when we went to NDSU. His nickname to us was Wolfe” I left ND in 73 for Colorado. I will always remember the great times we had together. Looks like he had a great family to love him and for him to give his love. Rudy, class of 69 JHS.

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