Arthur D. Knutson

Graveside Services

1:00pm -
Friday, December 8, 2023
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Street South
Minneapolis MN, 55450

Arthur Dennis Knutson, age 91 of Tomah, Wisconsin, died peacefully on November 10, 2023 at the Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center. Arthur was born on July 19, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the son of Arthur and Frances (Wesolek) Knutson. Arthur worked many years for McCormick & Company, Schilling Spice Division, and was the Minneapolis Division Sales Manager.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Stemsrud on September 26, 1952. This union was blessed with two children, Julie and Douglas.

Arthur served in the United States Army in Korea, in the Field Artillery Division during the Korean War. He received the distinguished Bronze Service Star during his time of service and was honorably discharged.  He was a longtime member of the American Legion.

He enjoyed the outdoors, spending as much time as he could boating on Lake Minnetonka and hitting the fairways with his close friends.

Arthur is survived by his wife Elizabeth ‘Bette’, daughter Julie (Thomas) Bramwell, son Douglas Knutson, six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.  He will be dearly missed.

Graveside services for Arthur Knutson will be 1:00pm, Friday, December 8th at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Memorials are preferred to the Disabled American Veterans.

Cremation and Graveside Services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of River Falls, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com.



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One Response

  1. Bette,

    This is a long-time friend and Art’s District Sales Manager with McCormick (1979-1981) Phil Kalivoda. After moving away I have tried for many years to find you guys and am so sorry I just found out this way. You might remember some of the fun times my wife (Paula) and I spent together with you two. You always had that great smile, laugh and sense of humor. I deeply appreciated working with Art and the Minneapolis Sales Team.

    I have remarried, retired and live in Oklahoma City. Should you remember me and wish to renew old time memories I am leaving my contact information (e-mail address) with O’Connell Funeral Home on this memory share program.

    God Bless you Bette and your Family!!! Phil Kalivoda

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