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Services for Osmund Knutson, 77, 508 S. 19th St., will be 3:30 P.M. Monday at Bruce 
Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Norlin, assistant pastor of Olaf Lutheran 
Church, officiating. Burial will be in North Lawn Cemetery. A graveside flag 
presentation will be made by the American Legion. Mr. Knutson died Friday at Veterans 
Hospital, Des Moines. He had been in failing health for the past several years, and 
had been a patient at the hospital since June 7. Surviving are the widow, Sevina: 
sons, Arthur K., Lorimor; Robert L., and Raymond L., both of Fort Dodge; Merle L., 
Minneapolis, Minn.; daughters, Mrs. Clara Van Hoff and Mrs. Luella Duffin, both of 
Fort Dodge; Mrs. Marion Clare, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 22 grandchildren; one great-
granddaughter; and a sister in Norway. Mr. Knutson was born and educated in Norway. 
At the age of 17, he came to the United States and lived in Illinois. Later he moved 
to Bode, where he lived until entering the U.S. Army in World War I. Following Mr. 
Knutson's return from the service, he farmed in the Thor and Hardy area. In 1927, he 
married Miss Sevina Hanson in Eagle Grove. The couple retired from farming about 17 
years ago, and moved into Fort Dodge. He was a member of American Legion Post 130.
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Osmund Knutson
County: Humboldt
State: Iowa
Birthplace: Mandal,
Birth Date: 22 Dec 1895
Race: Caucasian (White)
dated: 6/5/17
single; farm worker
1930 -
Name: Osmond Knutson
Home in 1930: Vernon, Humboldt, Iowa
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Norway
Relation to Head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Sevine
Race: White
Military service: YES, WWI
Age at first marriage: 30
Parents' birthplace: NORWAY/NORWAY

Osmond Knutson 34, Norway = farmer; immigrated 1912
Sevine Knutson 24, IA = Age at first marriage: 20
Clara Inga Knutson 1 11/12, IA
Arthur Knutson 9/12, IA
1925 Census:
1925 Iowa State Census Norway township, Humbolt County, Iowa
Knutson, Osmond, 29, single, b. Norway, son of Knut Olson, b. Norway and J??si 
Gunderson, 70, b. Norway who were married in Norway. Served in the world war, 
religion - protestant   enlarge photo         enlarge photo
Wright County Marriage Record Book 4 page 351 record number 7260
GROOM:  Osmund Knutson, Eagle Grove, Iowa.  Farmer.  Age at next 
birthday 32.  White.  Caucasion. Born in Norway.  Father: Knut 
Olsen.  Mother: Inga Forgound.  First Marriage.
BRIDE:  Sevina Hansen, Eagle Grove, Iowa.  Age at next birthday 
22.  White.  Caucasion.  Born in Paxton, Ill.  Father:  Martin 
Hanson.  First  Marriage.
Witnessess:  Martin Hanson and Agnes Hanson.
September 14, 1927.  Marriage performed by T.J. Severtson, Lutheran Pastor

Humboldt County Birth Record Book 4 page 258
Raymond Lewis Knutson.  Born: 12-24-1942 at 1:40 a.m.  in Dakota 
City, Humboldt County, Iowa.
Father: Osmund Knutson, born in Norway, age 46.  Mother:  Sevina 
Malinda Hanson, born in Paxton, Ill., age 36.
Fathers occupation:  Lard maker in packing plant.
(Packing plant is a place where they slaughter hogs and cattle)

Humboldt County Birth Record Book 3 page 76
Robert Leo Knutson, June 14, 1934 in Delana Township, Humboldt County, Iowa.
Father:  Osmund Knutson.  Mother:  Sevina Melinda Hanson.
( in one record Sevina's middle name is Melinda and in the other Malinda)
The earlier records didn't contain as much information as the one in 1942.

Humboldt County Birth Record Book page 76
Marian Louise Knutson, Feb. 4, 1933 in Delana Township, Humboldt County, Iowa
Father Osmund Knutson.  Mother:  Sevina Hanson.


.Webster County Marriage Record Book 26 page 253
GROOM:  Richard Clare of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Occupation:  Clerk   AGE next birthday:  26
White   American   First Marriage
Place of birth:   Eldora, Hardin County, Iowa
Father:  Charles Clare       Mother:  Rose Johnson

BRIDE:  Marian Knutson of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Age Next birthday:  20.  White  American.   First Marriage
Place of Birth:  Humboldt County Iowa
Father:  Osmund Knutson
Mother:  Sevina Hanson

Witness to marriage:  Leland L. Clare and Mrs. Dorrance Van Hoff
Solemnized by:  E.S. Ede,  MInister of Religion
Date:  June 15, 1952

Webster County Marriage Record Book 25 page 545
GROOM:  Raymond Dale Johnson of Pocahontas, Iowa
Occupation:  Farmer.  age next birthday-26.  Place of 
birth--Pocahontas, Pocahontas County, Iowa  White.  Swedish  First Marriage
Father--Alfred Johnson         Mother--Ida Johnson

BRIDE:  Luella Marie Knutson of Fort Dodge, Iowa
age next birthday-20.  white  Norwegian.  First Marriage
Place of birth--Hardy, Humboldt County, Iowa
Father--Osmund Knutson.       Mother:  Sevina Hanson

witness to marriage--Marian Knutson and Richard Seagaer
Solemnized by:  E.S. Ede, Minister of Religion, Fort Dodge, Iowa
September 24, 1950

Webster County Marriage Record  Book 24 page 246
GROOM:  Dorance  Robert Van Hoff of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Occupation:  Maintenance worker.  Age next birthday-31
White  American  Second Marriage
Father:  August Van Hoff.          Mother:  Elsena Coleman

BRIDE:  Clara Knutson of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Age next birthday 19.  White American   Place of Birth:  Hardy, 
Humboldt County,. Ia.
Father:  Osmund          Mother Sevina

Witnesses:  Aagot Knutson and Leo L. Rost
Solmnized by:  Rev.  F. W. Shreve, Methodist Clergyman
December 21, 1946
Webster County Marriage Record Book 26 page 335
GROOM:  Arthur Kenneth Knutson of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Occupation:  Fort Dodge Creamery.  age next birthday--24
white  American  Place of birth:  Hardy, Humboldt County, Iowa
First Marriage
Father:  Osmund     Mother:  Sevina

BRIDE:  Karen Valerie Fiala of Callender, Webster County, Iowa
Age next birthday:  20  White  American   Place of birth:  Eagle 
Grove, Wright County, Iowa.  First Marriage.
Father:  Lee Fiala.   Mother:  Olive Kopecky

Witnesses to marriage:  Robert Leo Knutson and Frances Fiala
Solmnized by:  Rev. C. E. Olney, minister
November 30, 1952
Webster County Marriage Record Book 29 page 346
GROOM:  Merle LeRoy Knutson of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Place of Birth:  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa on 6-25-1936
White.   Religion:  Lutheran
Occupation:  Unemployed tree trimmer
Father:  Osmund   Mother: Sevina

BRIDE:  Joan Catherine Oberbroeckling Winchester of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Place of Birth:  Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa on June 10, 1937
White.  First Marriage ended due to death of groom
No religion;  Occupation:  waitress.
Father:  Henry Oberbroeckling   Mother:  Alice Bisanz

Witnessess:  John Picard and Bonnie J. Gowans  (couldn't read writing 
in book very well so am not sure of spelliing)
Solemnized by:  Patrick S Wiewel , Fort Dodge, Iowa.  Justice of the Peace.
Webster County Marriage Record Book  32 page 366
GROOM;  William Alexander Duffin of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Place of Birth:  Buckley, Iroquois County, Illinois on November 14, 1905
White.   First Marriage.   Manager of Marigold Creamery, Fort Dodge, Ia.
Religion:  Lutheran.
Father:  George Duffin.   Mother:  Beulah Hughes

BRIDE:  Luella Marie Knutson Johnson of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Place of Birth:  Hardy, Humboldt County, Iowa on January 1, 1938.
White.  Occupation:  Homemaker.  Religion:  Lutheran
First marriage ended due to divorce
Father:  Osmund.   Mother:  Sevina

Witnesess:  Dorrance Van Hoff and Clara Van Hoff
Solemnized by Theodore E. Guitzlop, Evangelical Lutheran Pastor of Fort Dodge
December 28, 1969  (couldn't read pastors last name spelling may be wrong)

Webster County  Marriage Record Book 37 page 140
GROOM:  Raymond Lewis Knutson of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Born in Iowa on December 24, 1942
Father:  Osmund.             Mother:  Sevina

BRIDE:  Geneva Mae Hanson Adson of Fort Dodge, Iowa
Born in Iowa on October 21, 1936
First marriage ended in divorce in Feb. 1959
Father:  Herman Hanson.    Mother:  Verla Evans
Witnessess:  William Jones and Jane Jarvis
Solemnized by Ervin C. Rudehorst of Fort Dodge
December 24, 1973
Webster County Birth Record Book 13 page 408
Linda Lou VanHoff  born August 24, 1947 in Fort Dodge to Dorrance and 
Clara Knutson VanHoff
Webster County Birth Record Book 23 page 24
Mark Edward Knutson born October 12, 1968 Lutheran Hospital, Fort Dodge, Iowa
Parents;  Mother--Elizabeth Jane Davis Knutson, age 29 born in Iowa 
and resides in Fort Dodge.
Father:  Robert Leo Knutsion age 34 born in Iowa.


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