Bricelyn Ardis P. Knutson, age 84, of Bricelyn, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester. Funeral Services were held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Bricelyn Lutheran Church in Bricelyn. The Rev. Nancy Dreier officiated and interment was in United Lutheran Cemetery, Emerald Township, Faribault County. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in?Bricelyn was in charge of arrangements.
Ardis Pauline Knutson was born July 31, 1929, the daughter of Ole A. and Christine (Aasheim) Helland in Bricelyn. On Oct. 14, 1951, she was united in marriage to Russell W. Knutson at Bethany Lutheran Church in rural Frost. Ardis was a typesetter at Blue Earth Post (currently Faribault County Register). After retirement she was happy to spend her winters in Arizona. She was a member of Bricelyn Lutheran Church, and the Bricelyn American Legion Auxiliary. Ardis enjoyed raising her children, and spending time with her grandchildren. In her free time she loved camping, bird watching and being with her family.
Ardis is survived by her children, Nancy (Mario) Carrillo, of Minneapolis, Bonnie Knutson, of Bricelyn, Cheri (Rich) Jensen, of Kiester, and Neil (Shari) Knutson, of Karlstad; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Frances Helland, of Blue Earth, and Marlys Knutson, of Woodbury; along with several nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell; and one brother, Erling.
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