Harriet Celia <I>Knutson</I> Weness

Harriet Celia Knutson Weness

Birth
Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 6 Aug 2012 (aged 96)
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 77
Memorial ID 95003154 · View Source
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Harriet Celia Weness, 96, of Adams, Minn., died Monday, Aug. 6, at the Adams Health Care Center.

Harriet was born on March 9, 1916, to Jacob and Hattie (Wiste) Knutson. She graduated from Adams High School and Hamilton School of Business in Mason City. She worked at the Mower County Courthouse before her marriage. Harriet married Earl Weness on Sept. 20, 1942. The couple farmed in the Adams area until their retirement when they moved into Adams.

Harriet was very active in Little Cedar Lutheran Church and a leader in several community organizations. She was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in the community in need.

Harriet was preceded in death by her husband Earl in 2004, after 62 years of marriage. She is survived by three children, Erlin (Jean) Weness of Worthington, Minn., Roger (Jan) Weness of Adams, Minn., and Janet (Jeff) Severson of Mankato, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Rev. Susan Li officiating. Interment will be at Little Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Friday for one hour before the service. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Note: Obituary and photo came from the,
Austin Daily Herald
Austin, Minnesota
August 8, 2012

Note: The information below came to me fromJanet Stephenson

Information from Little Cedar Lutheran Church, written in 1996:
Harriet Knutson was born on March 9, 1916, to Jacob and Hattie (Wiste) Knutson on a farm northwest of Adams. She graduated from Adams High School and attended Hamilton Business College in Mason City. Harriet worked at the Mower County Courthouse for six years.

She married Earl Weness on September 20, 1942. They farmed one mile north of Adams until their retirement in 1976, when they moved to town.

Harriet and Earl have three children: Erlin, Roger, and Janet. They have seven grandchildren all living close enough they see them often.

Harriet has been active in many church and community activities. She is a life-long member of Little Cedar Church and was chairperson for the church's 125th anniversary celebration. She especially enjoyed working on the church archives. She has excellent records of community and family history and the family marvels at the fact that she can "look up" any information needed on past events.

Her favorite hymn is "My God and I.' Her favorite prayer is the Serenity Prayer.


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  • Created by: Bob & Sandi Hamilton
  • Added: 8 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 95003154
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harriet Celia Knutson Weness (9 Mar 1916–6 Aug 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 95003154, citing Little Cedar Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Bob & Sandi Hamilton (contributor 46980472) .