Shirley Ann Knutson

Shirley Ann Knutson, 72, of Pipestone, MN passed away December 2, 2016 after a short battle with cancer.
Shirley was born April 3, 1944 in Tyler, MN and lived her early years in Ruthton, MN. Before her retirement she was a 40 year resident of Hopkins, MN.
Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Lance Preston and her four children, Denise M. (Joel) Eaton of New Hope, MN, David K. Knutson (Deborah) of Jacksonville, NC, Daryl K. Knutson of Big Lake, MN and Jeffery A. (Katrina) Knutson of Eden Prairie, MN. Shirley adored her grandchildren, Catherine (Brad), Nathaniel (Danielle), Lauren and Kenneth and was so overjoyed to be a first time Great-Grandma to Emma Joy Eaton.
Shirley is also survived by eight siblings and a wonderful assortment of nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Hans B. and Elsie Elizabeth (Campbell) Nielsen; her father, Earl G. Raph; and three brothers Darwin, Larry and Danny.
Her mother, Dorothy L. Meuffels, still resides in Waconia, MN.
A service and burial will be held at Lake Auburn Moravian Church in Victoria, MN on December 31st at 11 a.m.

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