Irene M. Knutson
(March 30, 1918 - October 24, 2005)
Irene M. Knutson was born on March 30, 1918 in Deuel County, SD the daughter of Martin and Ingeborg (Singsaas) Christianson. She died on Monday, October 24, 2005 at Brookiview Manor in Brookings at the age of 87. Irene received her education in rural school in Brookings County, SD. In 1936, she married Harold Luze in Brookings. Harold died in 1970. She was united in marriage to F. Gordon Knutson on June 20, 1976 in Brookings. Irene was employed at SDSU in Student Housing for 29 years before retiring in 1983. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Brookings, Sons of Norway and Mission Interest. She enjoyed reading, quilting, sewing, traveling to Alaska and several trips to Norway. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Irene is survived by her husband Gordon of Brookings; two sons Curtis Luze of Brookings, DuWayne Luze of Tacoma, WA; 20 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, one daughter Joann Mennis, three brothers Ervin, Ernest and Vernon and four sisters Julia, Thelma, Merle and Alice.
Funeral services 10:30 AM, Thursday, October 27, 2005 First Lutheran Church Brookings, SD Rev. Nyla Schoeld, Officiating.
Visitation: 4PM until 7PM Wednesday Rude's Funeral Home Brookings, SD
Interment: Greenwood Cemetery Brookings, SD
CORRECTION: At the time of Irene's death she had 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.