Linda Kaye (Knutson) Marchus, the daughter of Nellie (Carlile) & Neil Knutson, was born on July 5, 1947 in Rugby, ND. She died at the age of 66 years on Sunday October 13, 2013 at her home in Knox.
Linda was raised in Rugby, where she attended schools and later graduated from Rolette, ND. On December 9, 1967 she was united in marriage to Lloyd Marchus in Rugby, ND. They lived for a time in Montana before making their home in Knox, ND and raised their family. Linda worked as a certified nurses aide at the Haaland Home for eighteen years and later retired to take care of her grandchildren, in which she took great pride. Linda enjoyed life and all it had to offer. She knew how to light up a room with her kind words and smile. Linda always like to visit. It didn’t matter if you were a complete stranger, by the time your conversation was over you walked away as friends. Linda was quite the sports fan. She loved to watch NBA basketball. She followed her grandchildren’s sporting events. She had a special place in her heart for the North Star Bearcats boys basketball team. It started as watching her grandsons play basketball, and she continued to follow the team for many years. She enjoyed anything Elvis. She collected all his movies, music and memorabilia. Linda was a loving and wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and a best friend. She loved her family wholeheartedly, and was happiest when all her girls were home.?
Linda is survived by her husband, Lloyd Marchus, and their seven daughters: Lori (Donn) Beck of Cando, ND; Bobbi Jo (Andy) Helgeson of Dickinson, ND; Jill (Toby) Armstrong of Wolford, ND; Tara (Darold) Schmaltz of Rugby, ND; Dawn (Bill) Mahle of Knox, ND; Jodi (Damian) King of Knox, ND; Nicole (Alan) Black of Devils Lake, ND; Her mother, Nellie Knutson, of Rugby, ND; brothers Larry (Rita) Knutson of Oseo, MN; Carlton (Julie) Knutson of Coral Springs, FL; 24 grandchildren and 3 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Neil Knutson; brother, Kevin Knutson; son-in-law, Mark Sell; a grandson, Dustin Helgeson; an infant son, Scott Marchus. ?
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church, Rugby, with burial at 2:30 p.m. in the Knox Lutheran Cemetery, Knox. Pastor Brenda Burns of the Knox Community Church, officiating.
Visitation will be from 5:00 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Anderson Funeral Home in Rugby with a time of prayer and sharing of memories beginning at 7:00 p.m. Reviewal will be for one hour prior to the time of services in the Church on Thursday
Organist: Pam Anderson
Vocalists: Eldon Borgen, Carol Braaten and Arlene Johnson
Honorary Bearers- All grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Casket Bearers: North Star Bearcats basketball players – Grant Lindahl, Daniel Grande, Josh Haugen, Calvin Teubner, Adam Held, Tanner Komrosky.
Arrangements with Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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