Marvin Edwin Knutson
Marvin Knutson (April 23, 2013)
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel with Pastor Tom Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery with military honors provided by the Sturgis Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Kinkade Funeral Chapel.
Marvin was born February 4, 1932, to Ben and Anna Marie (Olson) Knutson and grew up on a ranch near Cedar Canyon, SD. When he got older, he did ranch work for his uncle near Sulphur until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1952 and went to Korea. Following his honorable discharge in 1954, he went back to work on the ranch. He did ranch work all of his life, and enjoyed breaking horses and herding sheep. He briefly did some work with a pipeline crew, but he didn’t go too far from the ranch. Marvin loved to play the guitar, sing to his nieces and nephews, and ride motorcycles, snowmobiles, four wheelers, and dirtbikes. He also enjoyed feeding his numerous stray cats over the years. He will be remembered by family and friends as a very kind and loving, soft-spoken man.
Marvin is survived by his sister, Ilene Symonds, Newell; nephew, Ben (Suzie) Symonds, Hulett, WY; nieces, Nancy Tennis, Newell, and Dawn (Calvin) Griffin, Belle Fourche; and numerous grand-nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Marvin Symonds; cousin, Ida Hull; great-nephew, Peter Tokley, Jr.; great-great-niece, Kristina Deschamps; and many aunts and uncles.
A memorial has been established to the South Dakota Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.