GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                                      Friday, November 22, 2002

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Martin Curtis Knudsvig

  HAVRE -- Martin Curtis Knudsvig, 86, a retired railroad conductor, died Wednesday at a Havre care center of natural causes.

  Cremation has taken place. His memorial service is 10 a.m. Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church, with burial in Highland Cemetery. A fellowship at the church will follow. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

  Survivors include his wife, Wanda D. Knudsvig of Havre; sons LeRoy (Rhonda) Knudsvig of Whitefish, Robert Knudsvig of Seattle and William (Laura) Knudsvig of Marysville, Wash.; daughters Marlys (Gene) Cook of Bozeman, Elaine (Randolph) Vogel of Townsend and Michelle (Clifford) Nepil of Bozeman; brothers Orville Knudsvig of Spokane, Murell Knudsvig of Almo, N.D., and Harold Knudsvig of Centralia, Wash.; a sister Phylis Dusell of Centralia; 25 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, four sisters and three grandchildren.

  Martin was born April 13, 1916, to John and Eva (Matheson) Knudsvig at Appan, N.D. He was educated in Appan. On Dec. 21, 1938,

  Martin married Wanda D. Storm at Glasgow; to this union, six children were born.

  In 1939, he was both a tool checker and first aid station employee on the Fort Peck Dam project. In 1940, he moved to Centralia, Wash., where he owned and operated the Union 76 Service Station. In 1943, he moved to Williston, N.D., as he hired out on the railroad. In 1955, he moved to Havre with the Great Northern Railway. He retired from Burlington Northern Railway in 1977, after 34 years of dedicated service.

  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling. He was a member of the Eagles and the United Teamsters Union and a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Havre.

  Martin was a loving father and devoted husband and grandfather.

  Memorials in Martin's honor may be made to Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 417 20th St., Spokane, WA 99210-2472 or Messiah Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 2472, Havre, MT 59501.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                 Friday, November 22, 2002

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MARTIN KNUDSVIG

Martin Curtis Knudsvig, 86, retired railroad conductor, died Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at a Havre care center of nat­ural causes.

  Cremation has taken place.

  Memorial service is 10 a.m. Monday at the Messiah Lutheran Church with the Rev. Rodney      
Mruck offi­ciating. Interment of the ashes will be at the Highland Cemetery. Fellowship is to follow inter­ment at the church.

Martin was born April 13, 1916, to John and Eva (Matheson) Knudsvig at Appan, N.D. He was educated in Appan, N.D. On Dec. 21, 1938, Martin married Wanda D. Storm at Glasgow. To this union, six children were born.

In 1939 he was both a tool checker and first-aid station employee on the Fort Peck Dam project. In 1940 he moved to Centralia, Wash., where he owned and operated a Union 76 service station. He moved to Williston, N.D., in 1943, as he hired out on the railroad. In 1955 he moved to Havre with the Great Northern Railway. He retired from the Burlington

Northern Railway in 1977 after 34 years of dedicated service.

Martin was a member of the Eagles and the United Teamsters Union.

He     was a charter member of the Messiah Lutheran Church

Martin enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling, and was a loving father and devoted husband and grmdfather.

Martin was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, four sisters and three grandchildren.

Martin is survived by his wife, Wanda D. Knudsvig of Havre; brothers, Orville Knudsvig of Spokane, Wash., MureIl Knudsvig of Almo, N.D., Harold Knudsvig of Centralia, Wish. sister, PhvIis Dusell of Centralia, Wash.; sons, LeRoy (Rhonda) Knudsvig of Whitefish, Robert Knudsvig of Seattle, Wash., and William (Laura) Knudsvig of Marysville, Wash daugh­ters, Marlys (Gene) Cook of Bozeman, Elaine (Randolph) Vogel of Townsend and Michelle (Clifford) Nepil ol Bozeman; 25 grandchildren; and 40 great-grandchildren

Memorials in Martin’s honor may be rnade to Shriner s Hospitals for Children, P. 0.

Box 2472, Spokane WA 99210-2472, or Messiah Lutheran Church, 417 20th St., Havre, MT

59501.

Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Holland and Bonine Funeral Home.

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In Loving Memory of

Martin Curtis Knudsvig 1916 -- 2002

 

Do not stand at my grave and weep

I am not there, I do not sleep. 

I am a thousand winds that blow,

I am a diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain,

I am the gentle autumn rain. 

When you awake in the morning hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight. 

I am the soft star shine at night. 

Do not stand at my grave and cry... 

I am not there.  I did not die.

                  -- -- -- Author Unknown

 

 

In Loving Memory of

Martin Curtis Knudsvig

 

Date of Birth

Thursday, April 13, 1916

Alamo, North Dakota

 

Date of Death

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Havre, Montana

 

Funeral Service

Monday, November 25, 2002  -- 10:00 a.m.

Messiah Lutheran Church

Havre, Montana

 

Officiant

Pastor Rodney Mruk

 

Accompanist.

Ruth Carlson

 

Soloist

Jenny Knudsvig Houtchens

 

Interment

Highland Cemetery

Havre, Montana

 

.  Honorary Pallbearers

Steve Knudsvig          Eric Knudsvig

Perry Knudsvig          Curtis Knudsvig

Matthew Knudsvig     Kevin Cook

Karl Cook                 Max Vogel

Rod Vogel                John Knudsvig

Will Knudsvig           Jesse Nepil

            Jared Nepil

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