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1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
Jeffrey Knutson

Jeffrey Lewis Knutson

Saturday, February 28th, 1970 - Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Jeffrey Lewis Knutson, age 49 of Irene, SD, died on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 after a seven-year battle with liver disease.
Jeffrey was born to Kermit and Arnetta Knutson on February 28, 1970 at Yankton, SD. Jeffrey attended Kennedy Public School for 11 years and graduated from Storm Lake High School, Storm Lake, Iowa in 1989.
Jeffrey worked as a crane operator at Bargloff & Co., Freisen of Iowa, Norm’s Livestock and a private contractor with his brother and dad for many years. With his jobs, Jeffrey traveled throughout the United States and loved to vacation in the tropics. His last ventures were to deliver campers throughout the United States with his brother, Paul, and drive truck for his cousin, Mike Lovejoy.
Jeffrey loved to spend time with his family and friends. He especially loved to watch Gunsmoke and the Minnesota Vikings.
Jeffrey was loved by everyone because he had a heart of gold and he was a Christian. Jeffrey was survived by his parents: Kermit and Arnetta Knutson of Irene, SD: (sister) Debra and Bill Horn of Yankton, SD; their sons Mathew and Ashle Horn of Viborg, SD; Casey and Katie Horn (children) Macen, Abel and Rose of Yankton, SD; (brother) Paul and Robin Knutson of Storm Lake, Iowa; their kids Logan Borchardt of Alta, Iowa; Jordyn and Brandon Iehl (child) Julian of Storm Lake, Iowa; Aunts and Uncles: Gary and Susan Drugley of Kentucky; Brenda Drugley of Yankton, SD; Darlene Lovejoy of Wakonda, SD; Arlene Zoeller of Lennox, SD; Bonnie and Frank Seitzinger of Dakota Dune, SD; Micy and Cliff Highstreet of Hurley, SD and many cousins and extended family.
Jeffrey was preceded in death by his grandparents; Arnold and Ruth Drugley of Irene, SD; Elwyn Bud and Elvera Knutson of Centerville, SD; and aunt Ginny Christensen.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hansen Funeral Home
    A prayer service will begin at 7:00PM
  • Service

    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, September 22nd, 2019 2:00pm
    Calvary Lutheran Church
    225 East Main Street
    IRENE, SD 57037
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    Pastor Mark Ostrem
  • Interment

    Hillcrest Cemetery
    SD Hwy 46
    IRENE, SD 57037
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  • Reception

    Calvary Lutheran Church
    225 East Main Street
    IRENE, SD 57037
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Posted at 01:33pm
Thinking of all of you! We will see you on Sunday to say one last goodbye to our friend Jethro! Prayers and Hugs! Mike and Patty

Michael Rosenbaum

Posted at 10:29am
I remember as kids playing up in Elmer and Eunice‘s barn with Paul and Jeffrey. Jumping from one hay bale to the next and swinging on the rope. Jeffrey will be missed!

connie roche

Posted at 08:10pm
what a great guy loved to visit at brewsters when he came into bomgaars he always said I need to see Connie last time I seen him was in Hyvee and had a nice chat just sure Jeff and bruce are having one


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