Shirley Ann Knutson

shirley knutson

September 18, 1935 ~ January 18, 2024

Born in: Nunda, SD
Resided in: New Braunfels, United States

Shirley Knutson, age 88, formerly of Arlington and Brookings, SD passed away Thursday January 18, 2024 peacefully in her sleep at her home in New Braunfels, TX.

Shirley was born September 18, 1935 to Milford and Goldie (Todd) Jepson in Nunda, SD. She grew up and attended school in Arlington, graduating in 1954.

Shirley was united in marriage to Jerome F. Sweeney on October 4, 1958, Jerome passed away on October 24, 1993. She married Merle R. Knutson on July 26, 1997 in Arlington, SD. Merle passed away on August 2004.

Shirley worked as a Bookkeeper for the Arlington Farmers Elevator for 23 ½ years.

Shirley was a member of the Calvary Free Lutheran Church of Arlington, the American Legion Auxiliary and Red Hatters. She also attended Gruene United Methodist Church in New Braunfels. She was an avid reader, quilter and enjoyed supporting her local charities.

Shirley is survived by Lisa, her husband (Bruce) of New Braunfels, TX, Michael his wife (Melissa) of Albuquerque, NM, Jeffrey his wife (Priscilla) of San Antonio, grandchildren, Colin Gonzalez, Jessica La Roche, Christoffer Trotter, Benjamin Trotter, Megan LaRoche, Gabrial La Roche, Lucas La Roche, Alyson Sweeney Simpson, Andrew Sweeney, Katelyn Sweeney Louser and Seamus Sweeney.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jerome Sweeney, daughter, Denise La Roche, brother Martin Jepson son, James Sweeney, and grandson, Nikolos Gonzalez and her dear sweet furry friend Mayhem.

Services planned in the early spring at Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Arlington

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