Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Ingeborg K. Knudsen, 103
Ingeborg Katherine Knudsen, 103, of Lyle, died on March 10, 2009 at Good Samaritan Center in St. Ansgar, Iowa.
She was born on June 19, 1905, the youngest of five girls, to Knute and Carolyn Kallison in Koling, Denmark where she grew up and married Anders Knudsen on March 31, 1926. They left the old country to begin their married life in America, arriving in Albert Lea, Minn. in May of 1926. On November 6, 1937, a son, Thomas LeRoy, was born. Ingeborg became an American citizen on Sept. 18, 1939, a very proud moment for her. For four years they worked at American Gas Company, after which they rented a farm near London for eight years. Ingeborg enjoyed working on the farm with her husband, and she especially liked working with the horses. In 1941 they moved to a farm in the Lyle area. Anders passed away in 1961. An active member of Six Mile Grove Lutheran Church and then Our Savior’s Lutheran in Lyle, Ingeborg also belonged to Jewish Mission Society, WCTU, Sudan Missions. She enjoyed traveling. She will be remembered for the wonderful lunches she served to family and friends.
Survivors include her son, Thomas (Elta) Knudsen; grandsons, Anders (Cynthia) Knudsen, James (Kim) Knudsen; granddaughter, Ruth (Joseph) Smillie; 11 great-grandchildren, all of St. Ansgar, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters, and two daughters-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lyle with Pastor Barbara Finley-Shea officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at church. Interment is at Six Mile Grove Cemetery, rural Lyle. Worlein Funeral Home, Austin, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are preferred to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lyle.