Glen G. Knetter, 77, of Lakota, N.D., died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D.
The funeral Mass was held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lakota, on Thursday, January 17 at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the spring at the Lakota Cemetery.
Glen was born December 12, 1935 near Marathon, Wisc., the son of Anton and Amelia (Volhard) Knetter. He attended school in the Marathon/Edgar area, graduating in 1953 from Edgar High School. In 1957 he began operating his own cheese factory in Mason, Wisc. Glen was married to Darlene Meyers. He moved to Lakota in 1961 to operate a cheese factory there. He later opened a cheese factory in Medina, N.D. and Pilot Mound, Manitoba with his brothers. Glen was married to Beverly Schneider. He then began operating Knetter Trucking and the Bartlett Hog Farm. Glen married Donna Ahonen Larson on September 18, 1992. He was a lifetime member of the Wisc. and N.D. Cheesemakers Association and served as president for the last four years that it was in existence. Glen retired from the cheese factory in 1995 after 30+ years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed golfing in his younger years, and in recent years he enjoyed traveling in his motor home.
Glen will be deeply missed by his wife, Donna Knetter of Lakota; his children, Sheri (Don) Brown of Pembina, N.D., Coleen (Bob) Anderson of Mayville, N.D., Lori (Chuck) Robbins of Cavalier, N.D., Kim (Roger) Reed of Alburnett, Iowa, Lisa (David) Mulholland of Littleton, Colo., Dane Knetter of Green Bay, Wisc, and Kelley (Vance) Bakke of Kindred, N.D.; a stepdaughter, DeAnn (Paul) Miller of Lakota; 25 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three brothers, Allan (Jackie) Knetter of Medina, Tony Knetter and Ralph (Gayle) Knetter, both of Edinburg, Tex; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Lance and Travis.
Aaker Funeral Home, Lakota, is in charge of arrangements.