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Ann Knutson

Sept. 29, 1920 - July 16, 2009

SOUTH ST. PAUL -- Ann Knutson, 88, of South St. Paul, died Thursday.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Inver Grove Heights. Burial will be in General Lutheran Cemetery in South St. Paul.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements are with English-Meeker and Kandt Funeral Home in South St. Paul.

She was born Sept. 29, 1920, in Renville to Lucas and Weike (DeVries) Ruter. She grew up in the Renville area.

She married James Knutson on May 3, 1944. They lived in the Twin Cities.

She is survived by four daughters: Gloria (and James) Colburn, Barbara (and Thomas) Brennan, Karen (and Kenneth) Madden and Cheryl (and William) Moehrle, all of the Twin Cities; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three siblings: George (and Loretta) Ruter of Belgrade, Claus Ruter of Glenwood and Vivian Ruter of Spicer.

She was preceded in death by nine siblings.