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Webster United Methodist Church
Saturday April 1st, 2017

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Darwin Knutson

Darwin Knutson, 50 of Webster died on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from injuries sustained in a two vehicle accident near Onawa, Iowa. His funeral will be at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at United Methodist Church in Webster, Rev. Ken Ballard will officiate. Military interment will be in Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday 5-7 P.M. ending with a 7 P.M. Prayer Service. Visitation will continue prior to services at the church on Saturday. Darwin Lee Knutson was born on July 9, 1966 to Donald and Patricia (Fitz) Knutson at Sisseton, South Dakota. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Watertown, South Dakota. He began school in Sisseton. The family lived in various locations in the area and he graduated from Waubay High School in 1984. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army, he was honorably discharged in 1987. He lived in Watertown and worked for Kuecker Brothers near Webster. On December 30, 1989 he was united in marriage to Amy Kuecker at the United Methodist Church in Webster. After their marriage the couple made their home in Aberdeen. In 1990 his 452nd Army Reserve unit was activated to Operation Desert Storm. He was honorably discharged in 1991. The couple then moved to Webster where he continued to work for Kuecker Brothers until 1999 when he began working at Dakota Tube. In 2012 he began working as an independent trucking agent for Indiana Transport, where he transported campers, R.V.’s and fifth wheel campers to dealers throughout the country. Darwin was a member of the United Methodist Church in Webster. He was an avid Duke, Nebraska, Twins, Vikings and Bearcats fan. He also enjoyed reading western novels. He enjoyed and supported his children’s activities in 4-H and was proud of his herefords and heifers, and loved to go to cattle shows and watching his children show their animals. Darwin’s wife and children were his world. Darwin passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Onawa, Iowa at the age of 50 years, 8 months and 19 days. Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Amy of Webster; two sons, Dyllan Knutson of Brookings, SD and Thomas Knutson of Webster, SD; one daughter, Megan Knutson of Webster, SD; his parents, Donald and Patricia Knutson of Watertown, SD; and one sister, Susan (Loren)Theunissen of Brookings, SD. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and an infant brother, Kenny.

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Our condolences to Darwin's family - he was a part of our Army Family - shared a lot of laughs and Army humor. He was a great guy and will be missed by all! Our thoughts and prayers for the family.

John Schulte Apr 2 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to Darwin's family. I served with Darwin and the 452nd Ordinance Company during Desert Storm. I remember him being a good man and a good soldier.

Phil George Apr 1 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to you, Amy and family, at the tragic loss of Darwin. May the many family times you shared and memories you made now be a source of comfort and strength. sweet smiles and precious remembrances.

The Bob Bullert Family Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to your family at the sudden loss of Darwin. Always remember the smiles and happy times you had together. I remember him as a great guy during our time serving together in the 452d. Hugs and Prayers to your family.

Tony Heilman Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies. May God lift you all up in the coming days and to wrap his loving arms around you always.

Shelly and Tony Fuller Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

We were sorry to hear of Darwin's accident and are praying for all of you. May God bless and comfort you at this difficult time. - Joe and Connie (Gress) Gerst

Connie (Gress) Gerst Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

When I wouldn't let Amy come to town with me on a Friday night I saw Darwin and told him to take Amy out so I could have the car to myself! Darwin was about 17. Hey it worked out!! Love ❤️ you Dar!!

Barbie Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Darwin Knutson

Barbie Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to your family. God promises to fortify us and really help us during difficult times Isaiah 41:10. Continue to rely on Him for comfort and strength.

T. Kelly Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

Amy, I can't begin to say how sorry I am about Darwin!! You & your family are very much in my prayers!!

Kymberly Jones Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM

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