Benard Knudson, 81, of Agate, ND, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013, at Northwood Deaconess Health Center Nursing Home in Northwood, ND.
Prayer service will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at the Dunnigan Dix Funeral Home of Cando, ND with visitation one hour before the time of the services.
Funeral service will be held Friday, November 8, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bisbee Lutheran Church of Bisbee, ND with visitation one hour before the time of the services.
Interment will be held Friday, November 8, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bisbee Lutheran Cemetery of Bisbee, ND.
Benard was born July 26, 1932, at the family farm near St. John, to Henry and Elen (Mathiason) Knudson. During his childhood, his family lived in St. John, before moving to Rolla. They then moved to Perth and eventually to Bisbee. Benard entered the United States Army in 1953. He was Honorably Discharged in 1955 and returned to the area. Benard was united in marriage to Carol (Johnson) on July 10, 1955. They made their home at Agate and became the loving parents of five children. Benard loved working with his cows, and was a member of the Bisbee Lutheran Church.
Benard is survived by his wife Carol of Agate, children: Doreen (Tom) Steenerson of Grand Forks, ND; Donna (Chris) Jones of Agate, ND; Leo (Cate) Knudson of Thompson, ND; Lonny Knudson of Grand Forks, ND, 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, siblings: Edward Knudson of Cando, ND; Elenora (Elmer) Pfeifle of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Vernon (Norene) Knudson of Tioga, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Denise Schneider and granddaughter Ericka Knudson.
The family suggests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers.
Dunigan-Dix Funeral Home, Cando is handling the arrangements.