Artis Knudson

Artis E. Knudson, 97, of Wakonda,  passed away Sept. 21, 2011 at Bethesda Nursing Home in Beresford.

Funeral services were 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, rural Wakonda. Burial followed in Lodi Cemetery, rural Wakonda.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Hansen Funeral Home in Irene.

Artis was born to John and Ida (Nelson) Dahlin June 6, 1914 in Clay County and had a twin brother, Arthur.  She married Knute Inman Knudson on Nov. 10, 1939 and they farmed in the Wakonda area.  He preceded her in death in May of 1968.

She is survived by a daughter, Corrine and husband Ron Hill of Longview, WA; one son, Dennis Knudson of Wakonda; five grandchildren, Rodney and wife Nancy Hill of Washougal, WA, Gregg Hill of Longview, WA, Kevin and his wife Pil Ok Hill of Havelock, NC, Lindsay and husband Trinity Turnbow of Bismarck, ND, Tyler Knudson of Bismarck, ND;  eight grandchildren, Krista Hill, Korea, David of Pensacola, FL, Ryan Hill, Nathan Hill, Madison Hill, Abigail Hill, Gracie Hill of Washougal, WA,  Isabella Turnbow, Bismarck, ND; one brother-in-law, Don Merriman Beresford; and a sister-in-law, Agnes Knutson, Hurley; also four adopted grandchildren, Nikki White, Cosette Pease, Nathan White and Amanda White; a special niece, Gayle White, Sioux Falls; and many more special nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by six sisters, Lottie Thomas, Sophie Lowden, Anna Snoozy, Christine Max, Grace Strand, Elaine Merriman; and seven brothers, Nels Dahlin, Joe Dahlin, Clarence Dahlin, Oscar Dahlin, Arthur Dahlin, Melvin Dahlin, and Robert Dahlin.

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