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Robert E. Knutson

Robert E. Knutson

Detroit Lakes and Mesa, Ariz.

Robert Ellsworth Knutson, 86, of Detroit Lakes and Mesa, Ariz., passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Hospice of Arizona in Mesa.

Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years, Vivian Knutson; children, Cindy (Scott) Crain of Captain Cook, Hawaii, and Jim (Deb) of Callaway; sister, Marie Smith of Pine River; grandchildren, Kristofer (Su) of Moorhead and Nathan of Fort Myers, Fla.; nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Merrill Knutson and John F. Knutson; and sister, Almira Rhoades.

A memorial service will be held for Robert Knutson on May 18 at 1 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.