Bernice Knudtson

Bernice J. Knudtson, 93, of Waukon died Friday, October 3, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 25 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Inurnment will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Friends may call one hour before services Saturday, October 25 at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.
Bernice Johanna Knudtson was born September 11, 1921 in Waukon, the daughter of Hans and Marie (Schager) Johnson. She attended Excelsior and Dalby country schools and Waterville School. March 12, 1940, she married Bernard Peter Knudtson in Waukon.
Bernice worked at the Veterans Memorial Hospital for several years in the 1970s, and later worked at the Good Samaritan Center. She enjoyed dancing, especially square dancing, working in her flower gardens, playing cards, and bingo.
Survivors include a son, Merlin (Rhonda) Knudtson of Eden, WI; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Faye Hanson of Cedar Rapids; and a sister, Norma Kessel of Machesney Park, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bernard, who died in 1970; a son Kermit who died in 1971; two brothers, Alfred and Melvin Johnson; and two sisters, Martha Gaunitz and Alma Strand.
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