Stanley “Stan” J. Knutson, 80, of Rushford

Stanley “Stan” J. Knutson, 80, of Rushford, died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, Minn.

Stan was born on July 7, 1938, in Spring Grove, Minn., to Anton and Helma (Veum) Knutson. He was raised in Sheldon, Minn., where he attended country school. Stan was united in marriage with Ruth Moe. His career included farming and craft woodworking. Stan was an easy-going man with a deep Christian faith, who loved to read the Bible. He enjoyed visiting the neighbors at the campground and he adored his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth; four children: Lorna (Ray) Calvert, Joan (Todd) Dugstad, Roger (Tracy) Knutson, and Brian (Brenda) Knutson; nine grandchildren: Shana, Dana, Sheldon, Nicholas, Logan, Dustin, Cole, Ashlee, and Emma; one great-granddaughter, Katie; two siblings: Lawrence (Loretta) Knutson and Trygve (Janet) Knutson; Three brothers-in-law: Mel (Betty) Moe, George (Mavis) Moe, and Richard (EuGenia) Moe; and by a special family friend, Tom Schumacher.

Stan was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Teresa Knutson.

There was a memorial service for Stan on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford.

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