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Harvey Knutson

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Harvey C. Knutson age 86 of New Hampton, Iowa died Thursday, November 24, 2016, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2016, at the Jerico Lutheran Church, rural New Hampton with Pastor Peter Faugstad presiding. Interment with military honors will be in the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Jerico Lutheran Church or Cedar Valley Hospice. Harvey Carlyle Knutson was born November 17, 1930, in rural Lawler, IA, the oldest of two sons born to Henry O. and Clara N. (Hereid) Knutson. ​He was babtized at the Jerico Lutheran Church on December 17, 1930 by Pastor H. Tjernagel and confirmed at the Jerico Lutheran Church on May 6, 1945 by Pastor Neelek Tjernagel. Harvey​ received his elementary education at the West Saude Grade School, rural Lawler and was a 1949 graduate of the New Hampton High School. Harvey enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. and served in the Korean War. Harvey began working for the Chickasaw County Secondary Roads in the early 1950’s retiring after nearly forty years in the early 1990’s. On April 8, 1978, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin, he married Verdene (Kalishek) Andera. In his early years, Harvey was an avid fisherman. He loved going for coffee in Jerico on Wednesday’s following his retirement. Harvey had been on the Jerico Lutheran Church Cemetery Board and a 60-plus year member of the Lawler American Legion Post #279. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Verdene; one brother, Wallace (Elaine) Knutson of New Hampton; nephews, Dr. David (Dr. Anna Goldhan) Knutson of Cincinnati, Stephen Knutson of Greenville, SC; grandnieces, Miriam and Lydia Knutson; sisters-in-law, Lorene Porter of Lake of The Woods, MN, Carole Wiltgen of Cedar Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters-in-law, Juanita Schluetter, Ruby Winter, Mary Carney; brother-in-law, Lydell Kalishek.

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  1. To the Knutson Family: Verdene, Wally and Elaine, I am deeply sorry to hear of Harvey’s passing. I have only known Verdene and Harvey for a short few years but he was a fine gentleman and was a very happy person. I am sure he will be missed greatly. Sharon Trewin

  2. I am sorry to hear of Harvey’s passing. I spoke with him just a few months ago. He was part of my Dad’s and brothers lives as they worked for the CC road crew. Harvey was a good mild mannered man and he will be missed.My sympathy

  3. Verdene, Wally and Elaine, and family…I have many good memories of Harvey from our mutual ‘Jerico’ days and of the years he worked for Chickasaw County with my Dad. I also enjoyed my visits with you, Verdene, and Harvey when you came into the bank. He was quite a guy and will be missed by many. With sympathy for your loss…Judy Riley (I had the wrong visitation time for today; sorry I caught you in the rain on your way out and didn’t have a chance to visit with all of you).

  4. Verdene, Wally, Elaine and family, We want to extend our thoughts and prayers to you all during this time of sorrow. May Harvey rest in peace and God wrap his arms around the rest of you.

  5. Verdene, Wally and the Knutson Family, so sorry to hear of Harvey’s passing! I’ve known Harvey for a long time, He was truely a super guy! I will always remember him. Our thoughts and prayers to the Family. Leo and Bev Dowd

  6. My thoughts and prayers go out to Verdene, Wally & the rest of the family. May God Bless & Keep you as you remember his life. We will miss seeing him at the Knutson reunions.

  7. My thoughts and prayers go out to Verdene and Wally and the rest of the family. May God keep you in his care in your time of need.


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