PEQUOT LAKES --Norton O. Knutson, age 70, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at his rural Pequot Lakes residence. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 5, 2004, at Willim-Northland Funeral Home in Pequot Lakes. Burial will be in the Pequot Lakes Cemetery. The Rev. Phil Cox, Church Of The Nazarene, Backus, to officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 4, 2004, at the funeral home. Norton Oliver Knutson was born on May 17, 1933, in Meeker County, to Charles and Nora (Brown) Knutson. He married Paulette Banks on Nov. 12, 1968, in Emily. He spent his early years logging near Emily before operating the farm west of Pequot Lakes. In the '80s and '90s he worked for the Thomas D. Murphy and the Kaiser Companies selling advertising specialties until his retirement in 1998. He enjoyed gardening, music and his numerous pets. Survivors include his wife, Paulette of Pequot Lakes; a son, David (Debbie), Pequot Lakes; two daughters, Deanna, Red Wing, and Darlene, Rochester; four grandchildren, Dana, Daniel, Dawn and Derek, all of Pequot Lakes; and a sister, Elaine Rarer, Dassel. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Joseph Knutson. Arrangements with Willim-Northland Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.
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