August 29, 1926 - December 19, 2002

Longtime Frost resident Russell Knutson, currently of Bricelyn, died December 19, 2002, in Minneapolis following injuries received in a fire in his home. Funeral services were December 23 at United Lutheran Church in Frost

Russ Knutson was born August 29, 1926, to Edwin and Gena (Graue) Knutson at Frost. He was a graduate of Frost High School before serving in the US Army during World War II. He married Ardis Helland October 14, 1951, at Bethany Lutheran Church of rural Frost.

He was one of Frost's original Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and a member of the Frost Fire Department, Bricelyn Lutheran Church, former member of United Lutheran Church in Frost, a past commander of Nels Lee American Legion Post in Bricelyn and a former Boy Scout leader.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Nancy Carrillo of Minneapolis, Bonnie Simonson of Wells and Cheri Jensen of Kiester; one sons, Neil of Karlstad; 17 grandchildren; one sister, Edith Patterson of Arizona, one brother, Gerald of Blue Earth.

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