Thursday, February 20, 2020

Marilyn Knutson, 85, Blooming Prairie

Marilyn Jean Knutson, 85 of Blooming Prairie, died Saturday morning, Nov. 7, 2015, at the Prairie Manor Center in Blooming Prairie. 

The daughter of Peter and Hilda (Aldahl) Knutson, Marilyn was born July 16, 1930, at home in Dodge County. Marilyn was baptized on Aug. 17, 1930, and confirmed on June 17, 1944, at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie. She attended country school and graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1948. 

Over the next 30 years Marilyn was employed at Norm Peterson Insurance, later at Federated Insurance and retired from Owatonna Canning Company. Marilyn enjoyed golfing, playing cards, bowling and working on puzzles. She was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie. In 2008, Marilyn moved to Prairie Villa I.

Marilyn is survived by sister-in-law Shirley Knutson; brother-in-law Donald Yentsch of Blooming Prairie; nieces and nephews Judy (Wayde) Bishop, Allen “Butch” (Diane) Anderson, Jan Anderson, Arden (Karla) Anderson, Dean Knutson, all of Blooming Prairie, Janine (Mick) Brooks of Austin, Debra (Terry) Hoffman of Owatonna, Denise (Larry) Brekke of Owatonna, LeAnn (Dennis) Repp of Osakis, Kristal (Doug) Paulson of Albert Lea and Marilyn Yentsch of Janesville; many great nieces and nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Ordell and Charles; sisters Phyllis (Gerth) Anderson and Elayne Yentsch; five nephews David Anderson, Arlen Anderson, Paul Knutson, Dennis Yentsch and Douglas Yentsch; and her great-niece Anna Hoffman.

Memorial services and visitation were held on Nov. 12, 2015, at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with the Rev. Heidi Heimgartner officiating. Interment will be in the First Lutheran Cemetery, rural Blooming Prairie. 

Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church or Prairie Manor Care Center. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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