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Bernest C Knudson
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1906
Nobles County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Sep. 9, 1974
Turner County
South Dakota, USA

Bernest Chester Knutson was born Nov 14, 1906 at Rushmore MN, the son of Knute and Bertha (Peterson) Knudson and passed away Sept 9, 1974, at the age of 67 years, nine months and 25 days.

During his childhood, he moved with his parents to Nowlin SD and 1911, the family moved to a farm near Centerville SD. On Aug 30, 1941, he married Juna Knutson in a triple ceremony at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Centerville SD with Mr and Mrs Sanford Hinseth and Mr and Mrs LaVerne Frick. The couple farmed during their entire lifetime near Centerville. Bernest was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of Scandia Lutheran Church.

Among the survivors are his wife Juna; three sons, Bernell of Denver CO; Ardel of Lewistown MT; and Roger of Centerville. one brother, Sigvold Knudson ot Centerville; one sister, Esther (Mrs Isaac Oaklan) of Seattle WA; and two grandchildren, Keith and Timothy.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Services were held at Scandia Lutheran Church for Bernest who passed away at the Viborg Hospital. Rev Arthur Grorud officated. Mrs Sandord Hinseth and Mrs LaVerne Frick sang a duet "Beautiful Message So Tender" with Mrs David Holter as accompanist. Mrs Dewey Erickson ws the organist.

Interment was in Riverview Cemetery. Casket bearers were Royal Knudson, Alfred Buckenberg, Kenneth Olson, Ralph Knudson, Boyd Knudson, and Berdell Knudson.

There has been much confusion concerning the spelling of the last name. Most of Knute's sons took the Knudson spelling while Bernest kept the Knutson spelling. It is unknown why the spelling is Knudson on the Grave stone. All three of Bernest and Juna's sons have kept the Knutson spelling.

Family links: 
  Knute Knudson (1864 - 1931)
  Bertha Peterson Knudson (1864 - 1941)
  Juna Pearl Knutson Knudson (1915 - 2004)
  Bernell G Knutson (1942 - 1979)*
  Clarence R Knutson (1891 - 1965)*
  Conrad B Knudson (1893 - 1958)*
  Sigvold R Knudson (1898 - 1991)*
  Bernest C Knudson (1906 - 1974)
*Calculated relationship
Riverview Cemetery
Turner County
South Dakota, USA
Maintained by: Gail Monteith
Originally Created by: Christin Bartels
Record added: Feb 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84717669
Bernest C Knudson
Added by: Christin Bartels
Bernest C Knudson
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