Eva G. Knudtson

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Eva G. Knudtson, 81, of Sioux Rapids, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2007, at the Sioux Care Center at Sioux Rapids.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am, today, Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at the First United Church in Sioux Rapids. Rev. Tom Petersen will officiate. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids.

Eva G. Wilbur, the daughter of Gilbert and Edith (Kirsch) Wilbur, was born in Swan Lake Township, north of Laurens on April 15, 1926. She lived her youth and received her education at Laurens. Eva was united in marriage to Richard Morris in April of 1943 at Jackson, Minne., and this union was blessed with one daughter, Pamela. On August 5, 1948, Eva was united in marriage to Leonard Knudtson and this union was blessed with a son, Leonard, Jr. Leonard and Eva's married lifetime was spent in Sioux Rapids where Eva resided in the same home for 57 years. When her children were young, Eva remained at home caring for her husband and children. She later was employed outside the home at various accounting and retail businesses. Her last place of employment was Casey's in Sioux Rapids. For the last year and a half, Eva had resided at the Sioux Care Center.

Eva was a member of the First United Church of Sioux Rapids and was active in her church by serving in various capacities.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leonard, on June 15, 1988; and one brother, Leo Wilbur.

Eva is survived by her children: Pamela Moffitt and husband, Norman of Sioux Rapids, and Leonard, Jr. "Butch" Knudtson and wife, Darlene of Topeka, Kan.; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Norman Wilbur of Clarinda, and Galen Wilbur of Boliver, Mo.; four sisters: Bernadine Mead and husband, Kendall of Spencer, Beverly Perigo of Truesdale, Karen Cross of Spencer, and Myrna Bouska and husband, Eddie of Laurens; and a sister-in-law, Alice Wilbur of Casa Grande, Ariz.

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