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Jeanne Knudtsen, 85, of Northwood, ND passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Northwood Deaconess Health Center in Northwood. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10:00a.m. at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center Dining Room Chapel in Northwood.
Jeanne Bilden was born January 22, 1929 in Northwood, ND to Arthur and Gladys (Sherva) Bilden. She grew up in Northwood and graduated from Northwood High School. After high school, Jeanne attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. On June 7, 1948, Jeanne married David Knudtsen. She worked as a secretary and a travel agent. Jeanne enjoyed cooking and traveling the world with David.
Survivors include her husband, David, Northwood, ND, children: Kathy Snortland, Langdon, ND, Steven (Alberta) Knudtsen, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Nancy (Fred) Huber, Greenville, SC; grandchildren: Chris (Andrea) Snortland, Grand Forks, ND, Steven (Marcia) Snortland, Los Angeles, CA, Heather Knudtsen, Johnson City, TN, Krista Knudtsen, Johnson City, TN, Grant Huber, Austin, TX; great-grandchildren: Lily and Amelia Snortland, Emi and Keiko Snortland; siblings: Art Bilden, Northwood, ND, John (Verona) Bilden, Pharr, TX, Mike (Judy) Bilden, Superior, WI.
Preceding her in death were her parents, and sister Lorraine Ramsey.
Farewell to my "forever friend" - the lst friend that I ever knew - since we were little girls. You will always be in my heart and my thoughts. My sympathy to Dave and the children and Jeanne's brothers and kin.
Barbara Halvorson-Magee Jul 19 2014 12:00 AM
Dear Kathy,Chris,Steve and families, Our sympathy in the loss of your mom and grandma. We're sorry we can't be there to give you hugs and support. Thinking of you all - we love you. Gayle and Mick
Mick & Gayle Homiston Jul 11 2014 12:00 AM
Kathy, Chris, Steve and all of Jeanne's Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and praying God gives you comfort knowing that Mom/Grandma/Great-Grandma is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Hugs & Love
Bill & Darlene Jul 10 2014 12:00 AM
Our most sincere condolences to Nancy, Fred, Grant and family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dave and Donna Blamey Jul 10 2014 12:00 AM
I will miss you so much, my dearest friend in life. You were beautiful in all senses of the word. You were a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. You have to be with the angels, for you are an angel. I will miss you terribly. I am sending my deepest sympathy to David, the entire family and to the wonderful care givers at Northwest Deaconess Health Center. Much love from, Liz (Mrs. Olsen of Arlington, Virginia)
Liz Beckmeier Jul 9 2014 12:00 AM