Robert Merle Knudson Nov 3, 1924 - March 11, 2020
Robert Merle Knudson, 95, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Northern Lakes Senior Living in Baxter.
Bob was born in Tacoma, Washington to Fred and Olga (Berg) Knudson. His family moved to the Wadena area at a young age where he attended Wadena schools. He served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy where most of his time was spent in the South Pacific. He married Loretta Johnson on June 2, 1950, and together they had 4 children. Bob worked for Crow Wing Power and Light for 43 years. He was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Legion. In his spare time and during his retirement years he enjoyed his hobbies of wood working and taking care of his yard.
Bob is survived by his wife Loretta; children Karen Lander, Janet (Rick) Swanson and Gary Knudson; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Greg Knudson, sister Marvel Clark, and grandchildren Kati Knudson and Kyle Swanson.
A memorial service celebrating Bob’s life will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 11AM at Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation will start at 9:30 until the service, with lunch following the service. Interment will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Trinity Lutheran Church youth group. Caring for Bob and the Knudson Family: Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home 512 8th Street, Brainerd www.halvorsontaylor.com