HUMBOLDT - Doris I. Knudson, 90, of Humboldt, passed away January 10, 2013 at the Humboldt Care Center North. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Humboldt with the Rev. Gene Broughton and Rev. Matthew Manz officiating. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.
Doris is survived by her daughters, Judy (Ron) Rasmussen of Humboldt, and Susan (Tom) Thomas of Des Moines; grandchildren, Karla Rasmussen, Randy (Mandy) Rasmussen, and Michelle Johnson all of Humboldt, Megan Baumann of Des Moines, and Caitlin Nicol-Thomas of Nashville, TN; great grandchildren, Seth Andersen, Rayven Andersen, and Lily Baumann; and sisters, Mina Johnson of Sycamore, IL, and Lola Mae Kuehnast of Humboldt. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Orville; twin brother, Dale Rhodes; and sister, Elsie Kuehnast.
Doris Ivy Rhodes, the daughter of Abner and Ethel (Blanton) Rhodes, was born October 2, 1922 on a farm near Gilmore City, Iowa. As a young girl, Doris moved with her family to Dakota City where she attended school. She was united in marriage to Orville Knudson on October 20, 1940 at Thor. The couple made their home in Yakima, Washington and Neosho, Missouri where Orville was stationed with the United States Army during World War II. Following the war, the couple returned to Dakota City where Doris was also employed by DeKalb during the harvest. In 1971, the family made their home on their acreage until 1999 when they moved into Humboldt. Mr. Knudson passed away in 2006 and Doris continued to maintain her home until becoming a resident of the Humboldt Care Center North in June of 2011.
Mrs. Knudson was a member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and served as a Hospice volunteer. She was also a member of the Grove Township Ladies Club and the Worthwhile Club. An avid nature lover, Doris enjoyed feeding animals and caring for those abandoned in the wild. She also enjoyed quilting, gardening, sewing, and spending summers at the families cabin on Island Lake in Minnesota. Above all, Doris loved her family, especially her grandchildren.