Knudsen, Leola (Willer) (1919-2013)

Leola Knudsen, 93, of Warren, MN, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Leola was born July 15, 1919, to Theodore and Hilda Willer in Argyle, MN. She married Ralph Knudsen on August 2, 1942. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in August of 2012. They spent their lives together on a farm in Warrenton township. She loved fishing on Lake of the Woods, walking the beach in Florida, and watching the Minnesota Twins and Gopher basketball. She always remembered every child and grandchild’s birthday.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Knudsen and by their children, LuAnn (Robin) Johnson of Warren, Gerald (Mary) Knudsen of Morrison, CO, and Maxine (Wayne) Theusch of Rockford, MN, their daughter-in-law, Bonnie (Paul) Hayes of Fredericksburg, VA, eight grandchildren, Sara Ainey, Rachel Giunta, Stacy Kelley, Justin Knudsen, Becca DeBiasse, Tony Johnson, Tore Knudsen, Jessie Joseph, seven great-grandchildren, her brother, Milton Willer, of White Bear Lake, MN, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Dennis.

Grand Forks Herald

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Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky