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Dean Knutson

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Oct. 22, 1922-July 2, 2010

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Dean Knutson, 87, passed away July 2, 2010, in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Dean was born Oct. 22, 1922, on the family farm near Wilsonville, Nebraska to the late Silas and Myrtle (Kempf) Knutson. He graduated from Norcatur High School in 1941.

He was united in marriage to Donna Montgomery on Aug. 2, 1952, and was a loving father to three sons.

Dean farmed in the Norcatur area until moving to McCook, Nebraska where he worked as a mechanic at the Dayco manufacturing plant. Following retirement, he and Donna moved to Council Bluffs to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Dean was a 50 plus year Mason and a member of McCook Masonic Lodge No. 135.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Esther and Dorothy; and brother, Paul.

He is survived by his wife, Donna, of 57 years; sons, David of Omaha, Nebraska, Dennis and wife, Jamie of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Dewaine and wife, Denise of Palmyra, Nebraska; brother, Jerry and wife, Arlene of Denver, Colorado; sister, Mavis Murphy and husband, Darrell of Carson City, Nevada; sister-in--law, Mary Knutson of Denver, Colorado; brother-in-law, Bob Montgomery and wife, Anita of Oberlin, Kansas; eight grandchildren, Jade, Drew, Sarah, Kelsey, Derek, Jacob, Dustin, and Vanessa; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

An open visitation with the family was at Cutler-O'Neill Funeral Chapel in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tuesday. Burial of cremains are at Norcatur Cemetery in Norcatur, Kansas on Saturday. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for graveside services. The family will direct memorial contributions