Theressa Knutson, 94, of Dawson, and formerly of Boyd, passed away at the Johnson Memorial Care Center on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. as a result of heart failure. At the Care Center, Theressa had Bible Study and prayed with the residents and friends showing her love for the Lord.
Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, October 16 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyd, officiated by Pastor Lori Wold, with burial following at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Boyd.
Theressa was born on February 10, 1918 to Reuben and Ida (Anderson) Johnson of Dawson. She was baptized and confirmed in Providence Valley Lutheran Church in Dawson and lived on a farm in Maxwell Township while attending school in rural School District 72.
Theressa was married to Merril Knutson on March 23, 1941 at the Providence Valley Parsonage by Rev. Emil Bergson. They farmed in Providence Township for 7 years. In 1948, Merril and Theressa purchased the Implement and Hardware business in Boyd from the Wayne brothers.
They joined Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyd. Theressa was an active member teaching Sunday School, serving as President and as Secretary of the Women's Organization and was President and Treasurer of the Church Council.
Theressa was preceded in death by brother, Roger Johnson, sister-in-law Marian Johnson and husband Merril (2002).
She is survived by her brother Paul Johnson of Dawson; sister Vanhorn Davis of Annandale; three children: Bononia Knutson of Dawson; Kathryn (Mark) Knutson of San Antonio, TX and Dale Knutson of Marshall; and four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Arrangements were with Lynner Funeral Home of Clarkfield.