In Memory Of
Elizabeth Knutson


Full Name:
Elizabeth V. Knutson

Date of Birth:
March 28, 1932

Date of Death:
November 16, 2012

November 20, 2012 - 5 pm to 7 pm - Fred C. Olson Chapel

Service Information:
November 21, 2012 - 10:30 am - Fred C. Olson Chapel

Elizabeth V. Knutson, 80, of Rockford, died at 5:20 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2012, in her home.  Born March 28, 1932, in Ridgeland, Wis.; the daughter of Harry and Estella (Parkhill) Austin.  She married Oris Knutson Dec. 15, 1950, in Menomonie, Wis.  He predeceased her Aug. 27, 1999.  Elizabeth worked for A.G. Communication for 35 years, retiring in 1991.  She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church, Belvidere Moose Lodge, and Ellida Lodge.  
She is survived by children, Linda (Jim) Olson of Rockford, Cheryl (Tom) Long of Sanford, Fla., Susan Knutson of Rockford, Robert (Diana) Knutson of Juneau, Wis., and Kevin (Gabrielle) Knutson of Machesney Park; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, George Austin of Cumberland, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents; one grandson; one granddaughter; seven sisters; three brothers; and one half-brother.  Special thanks to Heartland Hospice for their loving care.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., with Pastor Philip Henselin of New Life Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial in Highland Garden of Memories, Belvidere.  Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the funeral home.  
From: Angela Hansen VarbleNov 16 2012 8:54PM
We are so sorry for the loss of Aunt Liz she was a great lady and I will always remember the times we would see her with Grandma.

                                                        The Hansen Family
                                                        The Varble Family and the Wood Family
From: Mindy LongNov 17 2012 3:56PM
I will greatly miss Grandma Knutson and her marvelous sense of humor.  I loved those shopping trips when she and Sue would stop in to see me and catch up on all the family doings.  It really brightened up my day.  Love, Mindy
From: Florence ALTMANNov 20 2012 11:13AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time  i thought a lot of your mom love to you all Florence
From: Cheryl & Tom LongNov 20 2012 2:40PM
My mom was the most wonderful & caring person in the world.  She will always be remembered for her generosity and kindness.  She loved everyone of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren & great, great grandchildren equally.  Addison Elizabeth Long was born on July 15, 2011 and she was the apple of her great grandmas eyes, as she was her namesake.  She will never have to suffer ever again and she is in heaven now with daddy.  I know that he is so happy to see her again and be with her after all these years.  She is looking down on all of us and wishing us a very Happy Thanksgiving on Thursday and wish they could be here with all of us.  Mom you are my shining star and I know that I will miss you so much in the days to come.  I am so happy that I came last Tuesday so that I could at least tell you how much I love you.  Until we meet again keep daddy, grandma's, grandpa's, aunt's and uncles company for me, give them all hugs and kisses from us.  We love you MOM
very much!!!!