Monday, Jun 24, 2019

Geraldine “Gerry” L. Knutson

05/05/1929 - 02/16/2015

Geraldine “Gerry” L. Knutson, 85, Harvard, died peacefully Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington.

She was born May 5, 1929, in Hermansville, Mich., to John and Anna (Folich) Minerick.

On June 11, 1949, she married Robert Knutson.

She was devoted to her family and friends, and her warmth, compassion, generosity and grace endeared her to everyone she met. She was an avid gardener and bird watcher and was fond of sewing and needlework. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and relished her annual visit to the family farm in Hermansville.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Carol, Laurie and Susan Knutson; four sisters, Audrey Mitchell, Marjorie (William) Leathem, Helen (Robert) McKinnell and Shirley (Norman) Schreiner; and a sister-in-law, Lois Minerick.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John Minerick and Philip Minerick; and a brother-in-law, William Mitchell.

Visitation and funeral were held Feb. 21 at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, Harvard. The Rev. Burliss Parker officiated. Interment was in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock.