K. G. Knutson Died Monday

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Friday, June 26, 1936
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Knut G. Knutson, son of Gullick Knutson Volstad, pioneer farmer of Lyle township, passed away Monday evening at St. Olaf Hospital at Austin after an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Knutson was born on the Volstad homestead in Torresdahl, near Kragaro, Norway, Nov. 26 1854 and came to the United States with his parents at the age of 22 years. The family settled on a farm four miles west of Lyle.

The deceased was the last surviving member of a family of nine children. He never married, living on his farm on the banks of the Cedar he gave sanctuary to men of like estate. He was a member of the Six Mile Grove Lutheran church and was liked and respected by a large circle of acquaintances, by each of whom he was affectionately called "Big Knute." He leaves no close relatives except several nieces and nephews.

The funeral was held at the Mission Church in Lyle Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. R. Stenlund in charge. Interment was in the Six Mile Grove cemetery.