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Albert Knutson

March 15, 1915 — June 21, 2006

Albert Knutson, age 91, of Moorhead, MN, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at Innovis Health in Fargo, ND.

Albert Knutson, the son of Thomas and Inga Knutson, was born March 15, 1915 at Slayton, MN. He grew up and received his education in the Rothsay, MN area. As a young man, he worked for the Great Northern Railway in Rothsay and in Fergus Falls, MN.
Albert entered the US Army in March of 1941. He served in the 43rd Engineer Battalion, and was assigned to the Pacific, including Australia, New Guinea, and the Philippines.
Upon return from overseas he served from January until July 1945 with the military police in Cleveland, Ohio until his discharge from the Army.

On December 16, 1944 Al was united in marriage to Delores Gunderson, at Erhard, MN. They made their home in Moorhead, where Al worked at Horvick Electric Motor Company. From 1963 until retiring in 1979, Al was president and general manager. After retirement, Al and Delores spent much time at their West McDonald Lake home and traveling.
He was an active member of the American Legion and the Moorhead VFW where he served in their color guard for many years. He was also a member of Rotary International, the FM Homebuilders Association, the Elks Club, and his church where he served many years as an usher.

Al is survived by his wife, Delores, Moorhead; a son, George (Laura) Knutson, Renton, WA; four daughters, Beverley (David) Sorgen, Fargo, Dianne Knutson, Valley City, ND, Marlene Knutson and Mary Knutson, both Moorhead; a sister, Gladys Kowalski, Fergus F
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Ingard (Muriel), Theodore (Marian), and infant brother, Ingvold.
Memorials preferred to The Lutheran Church of Christ the King Building Fund or the Moorhead VFW.


Visitation: Friday from 5 PM until 8 PM at Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead,
and one hour prior to the funeral, at the church.


Funeral service: Saturday, June 24, 2006, at 11 AM,
The Lutheran Church of Christ the King, Moorhead.


Burial: Moorhead Memorial Gardens



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