Genevieve J. Knutsen

Genevieve “Gen” Joan Knutsen, 82, Moorhead, formerly of Forest Lake and Fridley, died Thursday, April 12, 2012.

A celebration of her life will take place at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 19 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake.

Interment will follow at Scandinavian Cemetery, Forest Lake.

She is survived by one son, Steve (Vicky); one daughter, Sheree (Matt) Miller; granddaughters, Stacy (Nate) Anderson, Kari Beaudry, Kelly Knutsen, Abby (Adam) Hoefs; three great-grandchildren, Owen, Reba and Zoey; and one sister, Cynthia (Jack) Walquist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew “Andy” Knutsen in 1976 and her parents, Richard and Mildred Holcomb.

Cards and memorials may be sent in care of Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025.

  • Lynn Rose


    My mother, Kitty (Carol Anderson) Olsen, told me of your mom’s passing today. I am so sorry for your loss. I hadn’t seen Gen for years and years, but remember her fondly and so full of life and fun to be around when she and my grandmother, Marian Anderson, were friends.

    My best to you and your family in your time of sorrow.


    Lynn Rose