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Arnetta Knutson

October 25, 1945 — November 12, 2023


Arnetta Ruth Knutson, age 78 of Storm Lake, Iowa - formerly of Irene, SD, died on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at Methodist Manor Retirement Home in Storm Lake, Iowa.

Arnetta was born to Arnold and Ruth (Carrell) Drugley on October 25, 1945 in Bartlesville, OK.  Arnetta graduated from Irene High School in 1963.  She attended Nettleton College in Sioux Falls for secretarial work.

Arnetta met the love of her life, Kermit, while still in high school.  They married on March 31, 1964 at the Meldal Lutheran Church.  From this marriage, they had three kids: Debra, Paul and Jeffrey.  They farmed around the Irene and Gayville area before moving to Paullina, Iowa where she worked as a nurse's aid at the Cherokee hospital for 5 years.  Kermit and Arnetta then moved the family to Kennedy, MN to manage Seitzinger Storage and she worked at area hospitals as an aide.  After many years there, they moved their family to Storm Lake, Iowa in 1988.  While there Arnetta worked as a physical therapy aide at BVRMC and later in the surgical department before retiring.

Arnetta loved spending time with her family.  She loved when the Grandkids and Great-Grandkids would come around to visit.  One of her greatest joys was working outside in her flower gardens.  Her and Kermit loved to travel, visiting many different states and Mexico.

Arnetta was baptized into the Lutheran Church and was a strong Christian.  Arnetta is survived by her (Daughter) Debra and Bill Horn of Yankton, SD; (Son) Paul and Robin Knutson of Storm Lake, IA; (Grandkids) Mathew and Ashlee Horn of Sioux Falls, SD, Casey and Katie Horn of Yankton, SD, Logan Borchardt of Alta, IA, and Jordyn and Brandon Iehl of Alta, IA; (Great-Grandkids) Macen Murray, Abel Horn, Rose Horn, Julian Iehl and Beckham Iehl; (Brother) Gary and Susan Drugley, (sister) Brenda Drugley (Sisters-in-law) Bonnie Seitzinger, and Micy and Cliff Highstreet; and many nieces and nephews.

Arnetta was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit; her son, Jeffrey Knutson; her parents Arnold and Ruth Drugley; her in-laws Elwyn “Bud” and Elvera Knutson; her sisters-in-law Darlene Lovejoy, Arlene Zoeller, and Ginny Christensen; Brother-in-Laws Frank Seitzinger and Ardell Lovejoy.


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Service Schedule

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Visitation for Arnetta Ruth Knutson

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Hansen Funeral Home - Irene

121 Main St., Irene, SD 57037

A prayer service will begin at 7:00pm

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Funeral Service for Arnetta Ruth Knutson

Thursday, November 16, 2023

10:30 - 10:45 am (Central time)

Calvary Lutheran Church

225 E Main St, Irene, SD 57037

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