Laura C. Knutson, 91, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Avera Dells Area Hospital. Laura was born on a farm southeast of Colman to John and Anna (Haugen) Nebben on August 10, 1923. She was baptized on October 28, 1923 and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She attended eight grades at Gale Ridge Country School and graduated from Colman High School in 1941. She attended Nettleton Community College.
Laura was married to Morris Knutson at Colman Lutheran church on June 8, 1947. She was a long time member of Colman Lutheran Church, WELCA, and a former member of Circle Bible Study. Laura was a member of the Colman American Legion Auxiliary. She was financial secretary at the church for nine years. She was a secretary at the Van Buren and Vogt Law Firm. Laura was the executive secretary at Sioux Valley Energy Electric Association for over 36 years. Her husband preceded her on September 5, 2000. Laura was a quiet and gentle Christian lady. She enjoyed dancing with her husband, listening to good music, bowling, and golfing. Laura was hard to beat at scrabble and liked working on crossword puzzles. Her greatest joy was being with her family.
Laura is survived by two daughters, Kathleen (Randy) Keppen, Sioux Falls, Cynthia Erickson (Keven McGuire), Brandon; five grandchildren, Eric, Angela, Paula, Sarah, and Emily; nine great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Erica, Morgen, Gustaf, Jack, Amya, Ella, Jace, and Xavier; two sisters, Hilda Johnson, Dell Rapids and Rosetta Croon, Colman; one brother, Palmer “Swede” Nebben, Colman; two sisters-in-law, Delores Nebben, Dell Rapids and Donna (Don) Broksieck, Kansas; two brothers-in-law, Don Knutson, Dell Rapids and Richard (Arlys) Knutson, Custer, SD, and many nieces and nephews. Laura was preceded by her husband Sam, her parents, three sisters, Luella Knutson, Annette Steinborn, Dorothy Plummer, and two brothers, Olaf and Arthur.
Funeral Services will be 2pm Friday, September 19, 2014 at Colman Lutheran Church with burial at Dell Rapids Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service. Condolences may be left at http://www.skrochfc.com.