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Lois Cress Knudsen

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Services for Lois (Cress) Knudsen, 81, of Ruthven, were held Monday, Feb. 4, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ruthven. Rev. Peter Nguyen officiated the service.

Interment took place at Calvary Cemetery, Ruthven.

Lois passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at the Ruthven Community Care Center.

Lois Cress Knudsen, daughter of Raymond and Marcella (Foy) Goddard, was born April 26, 1926, in Emmetsburg. As a young girl Lois and her family moved to Ruthven where she attended school graduating from Ruthven High School in 1946.

On April 5, 1951, Lois was united in marriage to Dean "Froggie" Cress in Ruthven. Lois was employed at Wigdahl Hardware and the Ruthven State Bank for many years. She also worked at the Martin Funeral Home in Ruthven.

After Dean's death in 1984, Lois was married to Russell Knudsen in Ruthven.

Lois was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Ladies Guild in Ruthven. She was also a member of the Ruthven American Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dean; her husband, Russell; a sister, Jean Mattheis; and three brothers: William Goddard, Joseph Goddard and Robert Goddard.

Lois is survived by her step children: Larry Knudsen and his wife, Marlene of Dickens, Richard Knudsen and his wife, Judy of Dickens, Linda Mykietyn and her husband, Jerome of Wayne, N.J. and Paul Knudsen and his wife, Natalie of Mankato, Minn.; 10 step-grandchildren; many step-great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Wayne Goddard and his wife, Ann of Waterloo, and James Goddard of Portland, Ore.

Arrangements were handled by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.