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Ruby E. Gronseth ~ Pine Island

Monday, August 28th, 2017

A memorial service for Ruby E. Gronseth, 92, of Pine Island will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 30, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, 451 5th St SW, Pine Island, MN with Fr. Randal Kasel officiating. Visitation will be at the church the day of the service from 9:30-11:00 am. A luncheon will follow the service as will the burial of her cremated remains at St. Margaret’s Cemetery in Mantorville, MN . Ruby passed away peacefully on August 27th at Pine Haven Nursing Home, Pine Island, surrounded by her family.
 
Ruby Evelyn Gronseth was born March 27, 1925 in Forest City, Iowa to the late Selmer and Tilda (Wooge) Anderson. She grew up on the family farm in rural Forest City Iowa. The Anderson family moved to Grand Meadow, MN in 1936. She was united in marriage to Lyman Gronseth, Sr. on November 27, 1944 in Claremont, Minnesota.
 
Ruby was a homemaker for much of her married life. Ruby was the spiritual director, nurse, cook, teacher, warden, seamstress and gardener to her family. Ruby had careers at Hormel, Walters Conley and IBM Rochester, where she retired. Ruby was an active member of St. Michael’s Church in Pine Island for many years. She was also an active member at the Pine Island Senior Citizens Center with the craft group, making many beautiful and unique handmade quilts for The Ronald McDonald House, Women’s Shelter, Love Project, Children’s Crisis Center and many more. Ruby also taught aerobics class every Friday for many years at the Senior Center and assisted in the malt wagon during a number of Cheese Festivals. Ruby enjoyed walking, playing cards, dancing, singing, crocheting, traveling, gardening and watching the Vikings. Most of all she loved her family and spending time with them.
 
She is survived by her children Pamela Smith of Deer River, MN, Patricia (Bob) Carney of Oconto Falls WI, Lyman (Rachelle) Gronseth, Jr. and David Gronseth, both of Pine Island MN; daughter in-law Jean Gronseth of Hudson WI.; nine wonderful grandchildren, Lon, Heidi, Melissa, Tony, Sheryl, Jason, Peter, Sara and Tyler; 14 precious great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; two brothers, Wilford Anderson and Hubert (Nancy) Anderson along with many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.
 
Preceding Ruby in death were her parents; husband Lyman Sr.; son Douglas; son in-law David Smith; grandson Johnathon Gronseth; sisters Martha Belknap, Charlotte (Jennings) Nessa and brother Sanford Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be directed to the Pine Island Senior Citizens Center or the Pine Haven Nursing Home, both located in Pine Island.


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Lenora Tvedt ~ Kasson

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Lenora Tvedt, 92, of Kasson passed away peacefully on August 17, 2017. She was born on January 4, 1925 in Wykoff, MN. She married Joseph Tvedt on December 16, 1943. They farmed south of Byron until moving to Kasson in 2001.
 
Lenora is survived by one son, three daughters, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son and one grandson.
 
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 31, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson with Pastors John Allen and Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. There will be no reviewal. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Kasson.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the charity of the donor’s choice.


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Mark J. Knutson ~ Kasson

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Mark Jon Knutson, 58, of Kasson, Minnesota passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Mark had a two and a half year battle with stage IV metastatic prostate cancer.
Mark was born on December 21, 1958 in Owatonna, Minnesota, to Verna (Kitty) Kajer and Walfred (Wally) Knutson. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1977; he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1982; he also graduated from the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences with a degree in Radiology in 1991.
 
On April 7, 1990 he married the love of his life, Bethany Nelson, at the Little Brown Church in the Vale, where they eloped. Together, they had two daughters, Mariah and Brianna, whom Mark thought the world of. Mark retired from Mayo Clinic in 2014, after 24 years of service as a Radiology Technologist.
 
He was a passionate hunter and fishermen; he truly loved the outdoors. Mark was an avid runner and participated in Grandma’s Marathon in his favorite town of Duluth, Minnesota. Mark loved to spend time with his family; especially camping every weekend during the summer months and going to his favorite vacation spot in Mexico. He enjoyed watching the Vikings, the Wild, but most importantly, he loved watching his daughters play their sports when they were in high school. He was a loving father, husband, and a friend to all
 
Mark is survived by his wife Beth; their two daughters, Mariah Knutson of Rochester, and Brianna Knutson of Kasson; his sister Valerie (David) Halling, of Rochester; his brother, Kevin Knutson of Faribault; his two step-brothers, Klane (Shelly) Dushek of Owatonna, and Roger Dushek of Owatonna; as well as many other relatives and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Kitty and Ed Kajer; his father, Wally Knutson, who passed away the morning before Mark; his step-mother, Marlene Knutson; as well as many other loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
 
A special thank you to Seasons Hospice for their loving care and support.
Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 PM, Sunday, August 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 8th Ave NW, Kasson, Minnesota. There will be no reviewal. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, August 14 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor John Allen officiating.
 
Mark was humble, kind, and was known to always put others first… In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Knutson Family, and they will distribute to charities in remembrance of Mark.
 
And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.” ~Luke 23:43


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