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Donna Knudsvig

Donna Mae Knudsvig, age 85, of Grand Forks, ND, and formerly of Northwood, ND, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Valley Eldercare in Grand Forks, ND.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00PM, Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood, ND. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Pallbearers will be Tracy Tangen, Jonathan Tangen, Timothy Evanson, Anthony Strohfus, Cody Evanson, and Brandon Cottrell.

Donna Mae Carlson was born to Gust and Myrtle Carlson on March 13,1931, at Northwood, ND. She graduated from Northwood High School in 1949. She then attended Mayville State College and received her teacher's certificate. She taught at country schools.

Donna was united in marriage to Eldred Evanson in January 1951. The couple lived and farmed north of Northwood. Eldred passed away in April 1974.

Donna was employed at NDHC in the dietary department for several years.

Donna was united in marriage to Martin Knudsvig on November 21, 1980. They lived in Northwood until the tornado relocated them to Grand Forks, ND. Donna dealt with Parkinson's disease and entered Valley Eldercare 1 year ago.

Things she enjoyed were spending time with family and friends. Donna loved her time spent on the dance floor and her Monday afternoon bowling league. Everyone benefited from her love of cooking and baking.

Survivors include her husband Martin Knudsvig, Grand Forks, ND. Her six children, Sandra (Marshall) Tangen, Hickson, ND, Scott (Shawnee) Evanson, Northwood, ND, Steve (Teresa) Evanson, Thompson, ND, Shelly (Francis) Strohfus, Henry, SD, Stuart-Skip, (Anna) Evanson, West Fargo, ND, and Sherrie Evanson, Shakopee, MN; fourteen grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. Surviving sisters include Marge McMahon, Northwood, ND, Fern (James) Virden, Grand Forks, ND, Patsy Bjoralt, Northwood, ND; brother Toby Carlson, Grand Forks, ND; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Eldred, sister Mendora, and three brothers Floyd, Gorman, and Fred.


Thursday, October 27, 2016
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
307 Second Ave
Northwood, ND 58267

Funeral Service

Thursday, October 27, 2016
3:00 PM

Northwood Evangelical Lutheran Church
307 Second Ave
Northwood, ND 58267

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So sorry for the loss of your mother. I enjoyed spending time with her when she lived at Alcott Manor with Mom and Dad and she was always so kind to Mom. Dad liked having her next door at Valley, too. She will be missed by all.

Karen Blegen Oct 27 2016 12:00 AM

Steve and family, Just seen this my heart is breaking. So glad that I stopped in and seen her after moving out of the apt. I can't explain it but her and I had our very own kind of connection. She wasn't just a client I truly enjoyed her and I know that the kids did too. She will be missed. I am going to try to make it to the funeral. But if it doesn't pan out you know my Is there with you guys. Roberta & kids

Roberta turney Oct 26 2016 12:00 AM

Thinking of you all at this sad time. Remembering your Mom with a smile in my heart. May your loving memories bring you peace. Fondly, Cindy

Cindy (Thingelstad) Abalayan Oct 26 2016 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you for comfort and peace during this difficult time. Donna was a wonderful lady with lots of family & friends and will be missed by many. So sorry for your loss.

Jan Sponsler Oct 26 2016 12:00 AM