Linda N. Knutson, 67, Fargo, ND, died Friday Feb 2, surrounded by family and loved ones at her home in Fargo N.D. It is with great sadness and heavy heart that we announce the passing of Linda N. Knutson of Fargo, ND on February 2, 2018 at the age of 67. Linda was born to Harland and Evelyn Gunkel on June 18, 1950 in Fargo. N.D. She attended school in Dilworth, MN and was the youngest of 4 girls. She battled cancer 25 yrs. ago and won, this time she put up a great battle but it finally took her home to meet her heavenly father. Linda was an Auxiliary life-member of the Moorhead VFW Post 1223 where she was past President of the 9th District of Minnesota. In 2016, Linda retired as an assistant manager from Loaf ‘N Jug in North Fargo, which was a position she enjoyed very much. She also enjoyed that time spent with the students of NDSU, whom she referred to as her children. Linda is survived by her best friend and husband, Gary; her four children, who were the world to her, Eugene (Christina) Knutson, Dondi (Thomas) Sandland, Tyrone (Delinda) Knutson, and Aaron (Kristina) Knutson; 17 Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Harland and Evelyn Gunkel, her infant daughter, (Lois), and her sister Sandy, A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February, 7 with visitation one hour before the service at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are you. We are unable to attend the Celebration of life service as we are out of state. May she rest in peace. Gayle, Maxine and Sarah Larson.

  2. We are so sorry Dondi. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time!
    Andrea & Jason Alm

  3. Gene and Chris, I am so sorry for your loss, I always enjoyed visiting with Linda, she was so proud of her children and grandchildren. May she rest in peace!

  4. So sorry Linda lost her battle this time. May my wonderful, longtime BFF Rest In Peace. I know she is in God’s hands.

  5. So Sorry to hear the Linda lost her fight. I regarded her as one of our best Auxiliary presidents. She and I worked to get the Ronald McDonald House Pop Tops program in Fargo. We also got the 9th District to sponsor one of the rooms. I know that she was really proud of that accomplishment. We did a lot of walk-a-thons for Cancer Aid and Research for the VFW. I will never forget her smile and laughter.

  6. Condolences to her family and all who loved Linda. She was overflowing with love for everyone in her life. Her laughter and energy will be missed. I am proud to share a Godson, Wyatt, with her. She will be long remembered by those whose lives she touched.

  7. She was a great lady I had the pleasure of working with her on graveyards she will be missed and thank you for sharing her with us Rest In Peace Ms Linda

    Bobby Milligan

  8. I am a student at NDSU, and got the pleasure of knowing her my freshman year. She was loved by every student that knew her, and she made it her mission to put a smile on everyone who walked into the Loaf. We need more caring people like Linda in the world.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Linda was an amazing woman. When I lived and worked in Fargo, I always made a point to stop at the Loaf n Jug and just chat with her for a little bit at least once a week. May God bring her soul to the best heavenly resting place.

  10. I love you Auntie Linda. You always put a smile on my face, and when I would stop at the loaf and Jug before work we would go out for a smoke and you would always want me to stay for just one more. You would stay so what Toots, we would laugh and you made my day so GREAT. I love now and forever, Toots>

  11. Linda was an amazing woman. I spent almost ten years working at The Turf next door, and always looked forward to seeing Linda at the end of a closing shift. I miss my conversations that we would have, and the warm chocolate chip cookies that she always had ready for me in the wee hour of the morning. Let’s all strive to be like Linda.

  12. Hi my name is jackie my mom knew Linda. I truly am sorry for the loss she was a good lady miss her lots hope she is with my mom in heaven having a better life god bless the family.

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