Marlene D. Knudson, 75, Fargo, was called to eternal rest on Sunday, March 21, 2010 in MeritCare Hospital Palliative Care, Fargo, surrounded in love by her family. Marlene was born July 19, 1934 to Everett and Minnie Bittner in Winner, S.D. She married the love of her life, Donald R. Knudson on February 25, 1956 and they just missed celebrating their 50th anniversary when Donald passed away in December, 2005. They made their home in Williston, N.D., Mitchell, S.D. and Sioux Falls, S.D., where they raised their two children. They moved to Fargo in 1980.
Marlene was an avid RedHawks fan for the past 10 years and found joy in spending time with her family.
She was greeted in heaven by her husband, Donald; mother and father and two brothers. She is survived by her two daughters, Kathy (Paul) Harty of Owatonna, Minn. and Kristi Knudson (Scott Wendlick) of West Fargo; three granddaughters, Jaime (Eric) Leinen, Sheena Wendlick and Julianna Harty; brother, Larry Bittner, of Minden, Nev. and sister, Donna Steiger of Winner, S.D.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 10 to 11 a.m. in Martin's Lutheran Church, Casselton.
A memorial service will be held Weds., March 24, 2010, at 11 a.m., in Martin's Lutheran Church, Casselton. Burial will be at the Casselton Cemetery.
(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)