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Viola Knutson, 95

Viola Marie Knutson, age 95, of New Richmond, died Tuesday, July 9, at the Deerfield Gables Care Center in New Richmond.

Viola was born the daughter of Meddie and Elizabeth (Roy) Constant on Feb. 6, 1918, in New Richmond. She married Wilbur Knutson on June 28, 1939. Viola was a homemaker and mother and was known for keeping an immaculate home. She was hardworking and dedicated to her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Meddie and Elizabeth Constant; husband, Wilbur Knutson; and siblings, Tom Constant, Nora Meisner, Walter Constant, Morris Constant, and Donald Constant.

Viola is survived by her children, Donna (Sherman) Belisle, Maxine (Curt) Flatten, Gary (Liz) Knutson, and Rodney Knutson; grandchildren, Bradley Belisle (Cathy Baker), Juli Lepore, Scott (Allison) Belisle, Jim (Tammy) Belisle, Kelly (Michael) Beagan, Mark (Aimee) Flatten, Steve (Sara) Flatten, Deanne (Tony) Gabriel, and Michael (Allie) Knutson; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Joan Constant.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Somerset. Visitation will also be Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in St. Anne's Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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