Kenneth Knudson, 97, of Marshalltown, IA passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017, at the Grandview Heights Rehab and Healthcare Center in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services at the church. Interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Marshalltown. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Kenneth was born April 10, 1920, on the family farm in Timber Creek Township, IA. He was the youngest of four children, born to Andrew and Anna (Tjossem) Knudson, and was very proud of his Norwegian heritage. Kenneth graduated from Marshalltown High School at the age of 16. Following graduation, he farmed with his family, before joining the Army. He was shipped overseas during the signing of the Armistice, and was trained to be the official Army photographer in the European theatre. Attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, upon his return, he rejoined the family farming operation. On October 4, 1950, Kenneth was united in marriage to Ellen Roberta Wilcox. Together they raised five daughters. Upon retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and restoring older homes.
Kenneth is survived by five daughters, Rebecca (Richard) Engelking of Conrad, IA, Cynthia Greenfield of Cedar Rapids, IA, Kristine (Jeffrey) McKibben of Newton, IA, Marcia (Walter) Kleman of Berlin, WI, and Marilyn (Dennis) Keplin of Brandon, WI; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Kenneth was preceded in death by his loving wife, Roberta; son-in-law, Morris Greenfield, and his granddaughter, Andrea Engelking Schultz.
I am so sorry for your loss. I Delivered the TR when I was a kid and will always have fond memories of Kenneth. Such a wonderful human being. He will be missed.
Im sorry for your loss. During this difficult time, reassurance from what the Bible promises brings comfort. Revelation 21:4 says: and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon, in Gods new world , pain and death will cease to exist. Jw.org
My condolences are with you and your family at this time
Kenny was one of my unforgettable characters in my life. He worked hard and smart on any project he took on. He most always had a smile. He was kind and respected people. He cared for Roberta and loved his family. And he was a good neighbor. I will remember him at the top of a ladder enjoying the view. God bless those who celebrate his life with comfort, peace and a measure of Heaven-Joy.
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