Willard Dean “Bill” Knutson

Willard Dean “Bill” Knutson

Rake, Winnebago County, Iowa, USA
Death 22 Mar 2016 (aged 93)
Longview, Gregg County, Texas, USA
Burial Longview, Gregg County, Texas, USA
Plot Mausoleum
Memorial ID 159943443 · View Source
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Bill Knutson passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and so many who knew him by his friendly smile and kind greeting.

Bill was born on June 30, 1922, In Rake, Iowa, to Eddie and Ella Knutson. He graduated from high school in Adams, Minnesota. He was employed by George A. Hormel as office manager in the Dallas plant and was then named General Credit Manager for the Hormel Corporate Office in Austin, Minnesota, until his retirement. Bill and his wife Barbara moved to Longview, Texas in 1984.

Bill served as a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army from October 1942 to September 1945. He was in the five major battles, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Normandy Invasion.

He dearly loved being with his family and enjoyed spending time talking about current events, playing cards and board games, and watching sports. Making Lefse at family gatherings was a tradition that spans over four generations. He loved to laugh and brought joy to everyone he met. He didn’t know a stranger and had a special gift of making each person feel important. He loved well! He will be remembered by his great hugs and his standard phrase "be kind to each other." Bill was a member of First Lutheran Church in Longview.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Jane Knutson; his parents, Eddie and Ella Knutson; two brothers, Al and Vance Knutson, and a grandson, Brad Lemmerman.

(Radar Funeral Home Internet)

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  • Created by: Dianne H. Wylie
  • Added: 23 Mar 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 159943443
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willard Dean “Bill” Knutson (30 Jun 1922–22 Mar 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 159943443, citing Rosewood Park Cemetery, Longview, Gregg County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dianne H. Wylie (contributor 48497032) .