Margit J. Knutson -- Rochester

December 26, 2018

Margit Joan Knutson, 83, of Rochester, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Shorewood Reflections in Rochester.

She was born Sept. 17, 1935, to Gilbert and Molly (Anderson) Lee. Margit grew up in Houston and graduated from Houston High School.

Margit married Orrin L. Knutson on June 2, 1956. She worked side-by-side with Orrin on their dairy farm for more than 30 years until they retired in 1992. Orrin passed away in January 2009.

Margit is survived by her son, Steve (Deb) Knutson of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; daughters, Shelly Knutson (Kevin Carey) and Amy (Darren) Tieder of Rochester; grandchildren, Ryan, Dan, Karyn and Samantha; and great-grandchildren, Cora, Jaxon, Hadley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Orrin.

Orrin and Margit attended Zumbro Lutheran Church regularly and Margit was very active in the women’s circles and committees, church bazaar and enjoyed the fellowship of church greatly. Margit enjoyed baking, gardening, crocheting and spending time with her children and their families.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home. The funeral service for Margit will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at Zumbro Lutheran Church, 624 Third Ave. SW, Rochester, with the Rev. Jason Bryan-Wegner officiating. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Burial will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be directed to the family. These funds will be used for charitable purposes that include research and care for those suffering from Alzheimer’s dementia and to the Mayo Hospice Program.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.

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