Rick Knutson Obituary, Death – Richard Henry Knutson, age 81, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, as the result of an accident that occurred in the remote area of Claremont. He was the son of Milford and Frances (Loushin) Knutson and was born on November 30th, 1940 in the city of Owatonna in the state of Minnesota. He spent his childhood in Owatonna and Pine Island, and in 1958 he received his high school diploma from Pine Island. He was set up on a date with Maxine Brase, and the two of them eventually tied the knot on April 13, 1963. They lived on a farm to the north of Meriden and had four children named Lisa, Anne, Tammy, and Joy.
The farm was located just outside of Meriden. Richard had a dual career as a welder and a farmer. He thoroughly enjoyed participating in 4-H with his daughters and watching their softball games with them. Lightning took Maxine’s life in 1994 and caused her death shortly after. Richard remained a resident of the farm during their marriage. He became romantically involved with Phyllis Harlicker and has been doing so for the past two decades.
Richard had a lot of fun restoring his 1957 Chevrolet while he worked in his garage. He was a fan of entertaining films, with ‘Tommy Boy’ being his all-time favorite. When he was younger, he was interested in outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. His favorite activity was being outside in nature. It was mandatory to have a well-kept and attractively landscaped yard. He is survived by his four daughters, Lisa (Mark) Baloun of Brainerd, Anne (Dale) Carlson of Forest Lake, Tammy (James) Waalk of Blaine and Joy (Aaron) Keopple of New Richmond, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Joey Baloun, Crystal (Christopher) Carlson, Megan Carlson (Andy Stevens), Molly (Alex) Fischer, Max Carlson; Dakota (Erica) Waalk, Hunter Waalk
His parents, Milford and Frances Knutson, as well as his wife, Maxine Knutson (1994), his sister, Connie Knutson, and an infant sister, all passed away before him. On Monday, August 22, 2022, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, there will be a Public Visitation held at the Michaelson Funeral Home. This will be followed by the interment taking place at the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Meriden.