Lucille (Lucy) Knutson

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April 12, 1951 ~ August 11, 2017

Lucy Knutson, 66, Beresford, passed away peacefully at her home, on Friday, August 11, 2017.

Visitation with family present, will be Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 5-7pm. There will be a Prayer Service at 7pm following the visitation, at Skrefsrud Lutheran Church, rural Beresford. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, August 16th, at 10:30am, also at Skrefsrud Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Skrefsrud Lutheran Church building project in her honor.

Lucille Ustad was born in the back of a 1949 Packard on April 12, 1951, to Bernt and Anna Louisa (Bratt) Ustad. Lucy was raised on a farm north of Beresford.

On August 10, 1969, Lucy married Dean Knutson at Skrefsrud Lutheran Church. The couple was blessed with four children. Lucy worked for the Alcester and Beresford nursing homes as a Certified Nurse’s Aid. She enjoyed taking care of the residents and sharing stories with them. She retired in 2015 due to poor health.

Lucy was especially proud of her family. She loved being with her children and her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her giving heart and was “Grandma Lucy” to many. She enjoyed people and was always willing to help where needed. Lucy enjoyed making quilts and made one for every one of her children and grandchildren. She was also known for her delicious cakes. If there was an occasion to have a cake, she was usually involved with baking and decorating it. Lucy was also a loyal Twins fan and enjoyed watching their games.

Lucy will be deeply missed by her husband, Dean; four children, Shellie (Mike) Sveeggen, Beresford, David (Katie) Knutson, Tea, Becky (Brandon) Peterson, Alcester, and Kristy (Stuart) Sveeggen, Beresford; eleven grandchildren, Timothy, Hailey, Sarah, Ryan, Corey, Jordan, Kara, Blake, Brady, Carter, and Kindra; two sisters, Bea (Cliff) Dvoracek, Sioux Falls, and Eleanor (Gary) Knutson, Centerville; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Lucy was preceded in death by her parents, Bernt and Anna Louisa (Bratt) Ustad.

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  • Monica Rudiger says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss! Far to young to lose her. Sympathies to all of you.

    Love and prayers!

  • Pam Johnson says:

    Thinking of you all at this time–enjoyed working with Lucy at the Alcester Care Center many years ago–she was always so kind to all and such a fun person to work with. You all meant so much to her, whenever she talked of her family her eyes just sparkled! You will always have a special angel with you!

  • Lisa Millage says:

    I worked with Lucy T Morningside Manor and you couldn’t find a sweeter person! I am sad to hear she has passed. Prayers and hugs to her family. What a great lady!

  • Lori Johnson says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss. I had the opportunity to work with her many years ago at the Alcester Care Center. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by so many.

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