Memorials and Memories for the Sons of Norway

Ray Knutson passed on,
Visitation and Funeral January 26, 2017
Raymond P. Knutson
June 13, 1936 - January 20, 2017

Raymond P. Knutson, 80, of Davis Junction passed away Friday January 20, 2017 at his residence with family by his side.
Raymond was born on June 13, 1936 in Dunn County, WI the son of Harry and Ruth (Peterson) Knutson. He married Sally A. Junck on February 28, 1959. Raymond was of the Lutheran faith. He belonged to the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 23 for over 50 years and then became a Building Inspector for Loves Park for 9 years. Raymond taught apprentices the trade at Local 23 for many years. 
He was a member of the Ellida Lodge where he was Chief for 30 years, he was also a member of the Lithuanian Club, was a lifetime member of the 3 L Club, Harmony Sportsman's Club, Association of Clubs. He was Past President, Treasure and board member of the Sons of Norway and Grand Chief of the IOV where he served 22 years on the council.
Raymond is survived by his wife Sally; daughter Vickie Knutson; son Steven Robert Knutson; 3 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and 5 great-grandchildren; brother Harlen (Lorna) Knutson; sisters Inez Satter, Sandra (Thomas) Werner and Victoria (Stanley) Cronk; several nieces and nephews.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Oris, Wesley, Gaylon, Delmer and Richard; sister's Marion and Lorraine Knutson.

A service to celebrate Raymond's life will be 11:00 am on Thursday January 26, 2017 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens 

Ruth M. Lindgren, 99, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Born March 24, 1919 in Rockford, daughter of Knut and Marie (Midtskog) Knutsen. Graduated from Rockford High School and Illinois School of Beauty. 

Married Einor H. Lindgren in New York, New York on July 13, 1950. He predeceased her on Nov. 17, 1986. Formerly employed as a hairdresser at Fountain of Beauty and Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. Member of Alpine Lutheran Church, Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and Sons of Norway. 

Survivors include: nieces, Kathleen Danes of Greenfield, WI, Patricia Knutsen of Oconomowoc, WI, Nancy Lindgren (Thomas Farquharson) of Roswell, GA; goddaughter, Nancy (Walt) Usatschew; "adopted family", Darryl, Marsha, Claire and Grace Johnson; and many friends. Predeceased by her father in 1965, mother in 1979 and brother, Ole in 1984.

Visitation 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Alpine Lutheran Church, 5001 Forest View Avenue, Rockford, IL with service beginning at 11 a.m. Rev. Dan Wynard officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. 

Arrangement by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alpine Academy of Rockford, 5001 Forest View Avenue, Rockford IL 61108, Alpine Lutheran Church, or Rock House Kids, 1325 Seventh St., Rockford, IL 61104. Leave online condolences at

Ruth M. Lindgren 1919—2018