Almiedabelle Knudson

Funeral services and Christian burial was held Saturday, July 6 at Zoar Free Lutheran Church, Hampden for A l m i e d a b e l l e Knudson, 87, of Devils Lake.


Posted on July 15, 2013

She passed away and entered Heaven’s gate on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake. Interment at Storlie Cemetery, Hampden.

Almiedabelle Howes Knudson was born February 21, 1926 in Hampden, the daughter of the late Orville and Margit (Kvaal) Dahl. She was raised on a farm and went to school at Country School Building #2 near Derrick for seven years and attended Oak Grove in Fargo her eighth grade year. A consummate mother and homemaker, she was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. She was a skilled seamstress and passionate about music. Her love for her children was unbounded.

Her sense of humor brightened everyone’s life. She made all people feel welcome into her life. She was united in marriage to the late Paul Thorson in 1945 and they lived in Lawton. During the fall of 1957, she was united in marriage to Lee Howes and they made their home on the farm outside of Starkweather. After the death of Lee in 1994, she was united in marriage to the late Morris Knudson. She and Morris lived on the farm until moving into Devils Lake the fall of 2005.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Alden Thorson of Edmore, Parnell (Louise) Thorson of Waseca, Minn., Paulette (Myron) Bosch of Devils Lake, Vicky (Don) McMullen of Devils Lake, Monica (Joseph) Pierret of San Jose, Cali, Lee Allan Howes of Starkweather; 11 loving grandchildren and their spouses, Patrick (Lori) Thorson, Danielle (Jason) Kraft, Melaina (Eric) Bjorklund, Kayla (Scott) Jones, Melissa (Paul) Kitsch, Angela Herda (Scott Bischoff), Kyle Herda, Alicia Hanson, Brianne McMullen, Amanda McMullen, Lee Donald Howes; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Edyatha Paulson of Ridgefield, Wash. She was preceded in death by a son, Bernard Thorson in 1970 and her brother Lollynn Dahl. Friends may sign the online register book at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome. com. Gilbertson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Almiedabelle