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Edna Knutson

January 31, 1917 - October 24, 2014


5-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Elim Care Center, 3534 S University Dr, Fargo.

10-11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Elim Lutheran Church, 321 9th St N, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Elim Care Center, 3534 S University Dr, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Elim Lutheran Church, 321 9th St N, Fargo.


Kindred Cemetery, Kindred.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Edna Knutson

January 31, 1917 - October 24, 2014


Edna Knutson, 97, died Friday, October 24, 2014 at Elim Care Center, Fargo, ND.

Edna Ovidia Knutson was born to Henry O. and Minnie (Evanson) Knutson on January 31, 1917 in Kindred, ND.  She was baptized at Gol Lutheran Church, Kindred, and confirmed in the Kindred Lutheran Church.  Edna attended grade school and high school in Kindred, graduating in 1934. 

After completing high school, she worked as a hired girl for a time until moving to Fargo where she was employed at St. John’s Hospital from 1941-1942.  Following this employment, she worked for R. B. Hanson Mfg. Co. in Fargo sewing war materials for the US Army during World War II. In 1945, Edna worked for Walco Products, sewing flight bags and sleeping bags until 1961 when she became employed by Tri-State Auction, sewing car upholstery.  After many years of sewing, Edna retired in 1989.

Edna has been an active member of Elim Lutheran Church since 1961.  Edna found great joy in joining Elim Quilting Group, and later became chairman of the group for several years.  She also served on the Altar Guild.  Edna enjoyed her church and volunteered whenever she could. She especially liked many other social events with Elim Church friends. 

Edna also enjoyed special times with friends at Pioneer Manor, Fargo where she lived independently until nearly 96 years of age when she entered Elim Care Center.

Edna loved to do crossword puzzles and even though her eyes were failing, she continued working them with a magnifying glass.  She was a champion at crossword puzzles!  She also liked all types of sewing work, especially crocheting and needlework embroidery.  Many friends were recipients of her fine work.

Edna also liked walking and felt that it was important.  She walked every day that she was able.  In her later years, she was unable to continue.

Edna will be missed by family and friends.  She was a gentle lady with a big heart and helping hand.

Edna is survived by two sisters; Mrs. Lillian Thue, Mitchell, SD; and Mrs. Doreen (Leo) Grobe, Moorhead, MN; and several nieces and nephews.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harold and Oswald Knutson; one sister, Gladys Linder; and one nephew, David Thue.


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  1. Deb Pedersen says:

    Fargo ND
    I started working with Edna at Tri-State Auction when I was 20 and she was 60. She was around for my marriage and the birth of my 3 kids. We always had interesting things to talk about on coffee breaks, though she was always standing or cleaning things up! She upholstered the front seat on my car and when I knitted a couple of sweaters, she put the zippers in! She always worked hard and kept herself busy. I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say a bad word about her. She lived a long and full life – it can’t get any better than that!

  2. Peggy Haugrud says:

    Fargo North Dakota
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of loss.
    Edna and our mother sat together in church on Sunday mornings and served their church on the altar guild. We will always remember her kindness.
    Rest in peace sweet Edna.
    The Wigdahl family

  3. Deke Diegal says:

    Fargo ND
    Sorry for your loss. I worked with Edna for many years, she was a joy to work with. Edna was instrumental in teaching me to sew.


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