Obituary for Tina Knudsen

Tina Knudsen, age 88 of Northfield, passed away with her family by her side at Three Links Care Center in Northfield, on Sunday evening, March 1, 2020. Tina was born June 22, 1931, on the family farm in Cannon City Township near Northfield, to Wilfred and Inga (Mattson) Rude. At the age of 6, she moved with her family to her mother’s home farm in Scott County. Tina attended District 86 country school, graduated from Northfield High School in 1949 and worked for NW Bell. On June 28, 1951, Tina married Frank Knudsen at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield […]

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Tina Knudsen, age 88 of Northfield, passed away with her family by her side at Three Links Care Center in Northfield, on Sunday evening, March 1, 2020.

Tina was born June 22, 1931, on the family farm in Cannon City Township near Northfield, to Wilfred and Inga (Mattson) Rude. At the age of 6, she moved with her family to her mother’s home farm in Scott County. Tina attended District 86 country school, graduated from Northfield High School in 1949 and worked for NW Bell. On June 28, 1951, Tina married Frank Knudsen at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield and they rented a farm from the Shumway family. In 1960, the family moved to their home in Castle Rock. She retired from NW Bell in 1990.

Tina was a Telecom Pioneer life member, a life member of the Northfield VFW Auxiliary, and a longtime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed to traveling, play cards, scrapbooking and was an avid Twins and Vikings fan. After retirement Tina and Frank went several winters in Arizona. Tina loved her neighborhood – it was such a blessing for them to have lived in the Ponds Community. Everyone was like family and took such good care of Tina and Frank. Tina was kindhearted, giving, thoughtful, social. Daryl and Barb felt so thankful and blessed to have had such wonderful and loving parents. Tina and Frank will be missed.

Survivors include her son Daryl of Northfield; her daughter Barbara Geibe and fiance Steve Strack of Nerstrand; three step-grandchildren Felicity, C.J. and Andy; her sister Irene Davidson of Northfield; her sister-in-law Beverly Rude (Bill Maile) of Florida; her brother-in-law Charles Paramore of Farmington; nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, her daughter Diane, her son-in-law Chuck Geibe, her sister Darlene Paramore, her brother Lyle Rude and her parents.

Funeral services will be 11:00AM, Thursday, March 5, 2020, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. Pallbearers will be C.J. Geibe, Andy Geibe, Jerry Davidson, Wes Davidson, Ken Davidson and Ryan Paramore. Interment will be in Northfield Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7PM, with a VFW Auxiliary service at 6:30PM, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Thursday one hour prior the service.

Memorials are preferred to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are with Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

March 5, 2020 - 11:00 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Northfield
418 Sumner St E Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

March 4, 2020 - 4:00 PM - 7:00PM

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial: March 5, 2020 - 11:45 AM

Northfield Cemetery
1315 Division Street South Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

8 Comments

  1. Judi Schuenke

    Barb and Daryl,
    I am writing for Jim and I. Jim passed away on November 10, 2019. He enjoyed your parents and the summers he spent with your family on the farm. Although he didn’t become a farmer , he enjoyed and remembered the experience fondly. It was always a joy to see your parents. My prayers are with you in your sorrow. Till we meet again.

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    • Daryl A Knudsen

      Thank you Judi..I did not know that Jim had passed.I sorry for your loss as well.I remember his parents being close to mine when I was a kid..alot of time has passed.good memories

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  2. Dave and Joan Nasby

    Sorry to hear of your moms passing. Your dad and mom were always a part of my parents and my lives. Tina always had a smile on her face. Sorry we can’t share this difficult day with you, but keeping all of you in our prayers

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    • Daryl A Knudsen

      Thank you very much…I remember Orval and Guen very well..Time spent with Chet and Alice Sorem also..I was just looking at my sister Diane’s wake from 1960 the other day..
      Thankyou so much for being a pallbearer for her Dave and being there for my parents at that time..I guess being there for each other is what helps us get thru the tough times..Daryl

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  3. Randy and Pat Matson

    What a beautiful soul! Until we meet again Tina. You will always be in my thoughts. Your smile was contagious. I truly don’t know if I ever saw you without it, even in the toughest of times! You were a wife to one, a mom to three and a friend to so many! You will be missed. Blessings to Daryl, Barb and all the family as we celebrate your passing into Eternal Life. Yes, “Until we meet again”!

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  4. Bonnie Sevcik

    Daryl,
    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Regardless of age, it is always difficult to lose a mother, and it looks like she was a honey. Sending love and healing to you, Daryl.

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  5. Jerry and Jane Skluzacek

    So sorry about your Mom. She was a wonderful person. Prayers for you and your family.

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    • Ed J Holt

      Daryl and Barb
      You have our deepest sympathy on your loss
      Ed J n Editha Holt

      Reply

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