|Miriam D. Knutson
Born: May 26, 1927 Died: April 02, 2018
Miriam D. Knutson, 90, of Morris, passed away Monday evening, April 02, 2018 at the Pointe of Morris Senior Assisted Living
with her family by her side.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 05, 2018 at 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church in Morris with Pastor Steven
Larson officiating. Interment will follow in West Lisbon Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 pm until 8:00
pm at the Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris.
Born May 26, 1927 in Letcher, SD, she was the daughter of Otto and Lillian (Severson) Runestad. She graduated from Morris
High School with the class of 1945. She married Robert Knutson on December 02, 1949 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in
Morris. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary, before Robert passed away in 2016. They lived most of their married
life in Central, IL retiring to Florida several years ago. For the past 7 years, they resided at the Pointe of Morris Senior Assisted
She is survived by four daughters and two sons, Laure l(Colin) Searle of Buena Park, CA, Lynette (Jules) Ostrander of Watford
City, ND, Roberta (Michael) Smith of Aurora, IL, Ronald Knutson of San Francisco, CA, Ruth (Phillip) McCallister of Rock Hill, SC
and Dennis (Karen) Knutson of Newark, IL. She was the proud grandmother of 21 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death her parents; her husband; one daughter, LaVeta; three brothers.
Memorials may be directed to the Joliet Area Community Hospice or the Samaritan’s Purse.
Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral
home at 815-942-0700.