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Robert N. Knutson, 92, of Walnut died March 19, 2013. His last moments were spent holding his wife Virginia’s hand, for she was the love of his life.
Private services will be at a later date. Garland Funeral Home in Walnut handled arrangements.
Robert was born Aug. 1, 1921, in North Dakota to Victor and Thilda (Lee) Knutson. He married Virginia G. Fristock on March 8, 1950. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this month.
Robert served in the U.S. Army in World War II He enjoyed sharing stories about his travels and time in the war with his grandson Trey.
Robert worked at Union Carbide until retirement. After retirement, he worked as a guard at C.F. Industries and as a part-time school bus driver. He loved to go on drives with his wife to various riverboat casinos in the surrounding area and bathing in the sun. He never lost his sense of humor.
Survivors are his wife, Virginia; three daughters, Terri L. Knutson of Philadelphia, Pa., Tracy (Fred) Godinez of DePue and Trina (Jerry) Funfsinn of Ladd; one son, Robert M. Knutson of Oglesby; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by two brothers, Marvin and Emmett Knutson.