Nellie Mae Knutson
Aug. 19, 1928-Oct. 10, 1928
Nellie Mae Knutson, 88, Rugby, died on October 10, 2016 in Rugby, North Dakota. She was born on August 19, 1928 to Alexander and Grace Irene (Rice) Carlile in Rolette was raised and attended school in the area.
Nellie married Neil Lawrence Knutson in Sidney, Montana on October 26, 1944. They farmed in Rolette County for a short time and lived in Granville for a few years.
They settled in Rugby in 1956, where Neil was a long time employee of Otter Tail Power Company.
Mrs. Knutson worked at Crooks Lounge and Bowling, Bickler’s Jack & Jill, Buck’s Sport Shop, Rugby Greenhouse and at the Rugby Eagles club.
She was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church and the Eagles Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and mostly playing bingo.
Nellie is survived by two sons, Larry and his wife Rita Knutson Maple Grove, Minnesota and Carlton and his wife Julie Knutson Coral Springs, Florida. She also leaves
two sisters, Lavonna Gebhardt Balta and Margarite Haagenson Springfield, Oregon. Fourteen grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren will miss their grandmother, Nellie.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two children, Kevin in 2004 and Linda Marchus in 2013. Two siblings, Catherine Scott and Stanley Carlile also preceded
her as well as a grandson, Scott Marchus.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rugby. Rev. Barbara Haugerud will officiate with Barbara Leeas organist. All friends and family will serve as honorary urn bearers.
Niewoehner Funeral Home – Rugby 701-776-6222
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