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Haut Funeral Home- Jamestown
Friday April 22nd, 2022
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Barbara J Knutson

Barbara J. Knutson, 83, Jamestown, ND passed away early Saturday morning April 16, 2022 at her home in Jamestown, ND under hospice care and care of her daughter and friends

Barbara J. Messner was born February 27, 1939, the daughter of Theodore Messner and Margaret (Myrhow) Messner.  She was raised on the farm near Sanborn, ND.  She received her elementary education and grew to womanhood in the vicinity where she helped on the family farm.  She graduated from the Sanborn High School and later attended Interstate Business College.  She then utilized her education working as a secretary for the ND Winter Show.

She and Gerald Knutson were married and made their home in various place before settling in Jamestown where Barb worked at Parkway Café for many years, and Community Action.   She also worked for 25 years for Bethel 4 Acres in Jamestown until her retirement.

She was a member of Victory Lutheran Church where she was very active in Bible Studies, her faith was very dear to her. She also was the secretary for Prison Ministries and played piano for Sunday School at Hi-Acres Manor for many years. Barb was a great cook and had a green thumb.  She was a dedicated Mother and Grandma attending as many of her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events.   Barb has a great love for Basketball, attending game even after her children were out of school.

Surviving is her daughter, Karla (Bruce) Emery, Laverne, ND; Son’s, Eric Knutson, Grafton, ND; Shawn Knutson, Lakeville, MN; Dana Knutson, Jamestown, ND; step brothers, Ryan Knutson and Justin Brantingham; 5 grandchildren, several great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Legge, and one brother, Willard (Harriet) Messner, all of Jamestown, ND; 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Lonty, two brothers, Donald and Ted. 

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It was a blessing being able to have met your Mom, Karla, for some good years! She was a very pretty lady full of the joy of the
L-RD! We will miss her dearly!

Vera Apr 29 2022 6:25 PM

Was blessed in getting to know Barb at a weekly early morning Bible study at a mutual friends house. Also a few nice visits at her home as well. She was a kind, caring, beautiful lady and she'll be greatly missed by her family and friends. Until we meet again dear sister.

Vickie Poland Apr 22 2022 10:00 AM