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“I'm so sorry to hear about his passing I was at his benefit last time I seen him and I had given him a picture that said get better Larry! ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Morgan Clennon - Wells, MN

“Larry's children, Cousin Parry and sisters; so sad for us to loose another second cousin so young. Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy with all of you...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Bigelow (Werner) - Frederic, WI

“Lori mad family, I'm very sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Thompson - Albert Lea, MN

“My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family on the loss of such a wonderful man. God Bless you all.Brenda ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Brenda Boetel - Dubuque, IA

“I grew up next to Larry and have known him since he was born. He grew up to be a very nice wonderful man and would give you the shirt off his back if...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sue VanHorn - wells, MN

“So sorry for your loss Sam, Alex and Nick. You are all in my thoughts. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Amber Prange - Wells, MN

“I'm so sorry about Larry! He was a great guy with a huge heart! My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Shari Fredrickson - Northwood, IA

“I will miss your laugh. As I was walking last night remembering you I was not at all paying attention and tripped on the sidewalk. I knew you were...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Karla Bangert - Albert Lea, MN


Larry Allan Knutson, age 46, of Kiester, MN died Monday, August 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:30 AM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Kiester, MN with Pr. Katie Pals officiating. Visitation will be Friday, August 11, 2017 from 4 – 7 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Rice Lake Cemetery on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM.

Larry was born March 23, 1971, the son of Kenneth and Patsy (Werner) Knutson in Wells, MN. He graduated from Wells-Easton High School in 1989. Larry married Michele Sonnek and to this union three children were born: Samantha Irene, Alexandria Lynn, and Nicholas Allan. The couple divorced in 2005. In 1991 he started working at Larson's Manufacturing in Lake Mills, IA, where he worked as a machine specialist until October, 2016! Larry loved hunting and fishing. Outdoor activities were his favorite, especially late night bonfires with his lovely neighbors. His grandchild was the light of his life.

Larry is survived by his children: Samantha Knutson (fiancé Dylan Hemingsen) of Kiester, MN, Alexandria Knutson of Kiester, MN, and Nicholas Knutson of Kiester, MN; grandson, Bently Hemingsen; mother, Patsy Knutson of Wells, MN; 5 sisters: Sandra (Bob) Dicario of Vista, CA, Kathy Knutson of Choctaw, OK, Bonnie Knutson of Mankato, MN, Mary Foley (Evan) of Wells, MN, and Lori Placek of Wells, MN; uncles and aunts: Robert and Betty Werner, and Dan and Judy Werner, all of Wells, MN; many nieces, nephews and their families.

He is preceded in death by his father; grandparents: Alvin and Adeline Werner, and Hilka and Edward Knutson; and many aunts and uncles.