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Obituaries from the week of March 27, 2002

Gladys I. Jackson, 87

Gladys I. Jackson, 87, of Marshall, passed away at the Colonial Manor Health Care Center in Balaton on Sunday, March 24, 2002. A Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at the Christ United Presbyterian Church in Marshall. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery.

Gladys Irene Jackson was born on July 9, 1914 at Amiret, MN to Frank C. and Myrtle Mae (Knieff) Busse. She was baptized at the Amiret Methodist Church and confirmed at the church in 1926. She attended Amiret Grade School and Marshall High School.

She married Lynn Jackson at the Methodist church parsonage in Marshall on October 3, 1931. They had three children, namely, Dale, Dwight and Delores.

Gladys worked with her husband in the Jackson Brothers Minneapolis Moline Implement Business until the mid 50's. After that time she was employed at the Smith Hardware Store, Kenny's Sport Shop and Runnings Supply in Marshall. After retirement, Gladys and Lynn spent many winters in Arizona.

She always enjoyed spending time with friends, listening to music and reading. After breaking her back she entered the Colonial Manor Health Care Center in Balaton in August of 1996.

Gladys passed away at the Manor on Sunday, March 24, 2002. She had reached the age of 87 years, 8 months and 14 days.

She is survived by her son, Dwight and his wife, Mary Ann of Springfield, OR; a daughter, Delores Gardland of Marshall; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and one step great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lynn in 1983; son, Dale Curtis Jackson in 1993; and a sister, Edna Stafford.

The Hamilton-Birk Funeral Home of Marshall handled arrangements.

Teador Knutson, 90

Funeral services were held Sat., Mar. 23, 2002 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Dovray for Teador R. Knutson. The Rev. Melba Smith officiated. Marian Johnson was the pianist with soloist Mardella Olson.

Pallbearers were Allan Huset, Sheldon Olson, Dan Noethe, Ron Dahl, Harlan Campbell and Herb Dahl.

Ted Knutson was born on May 18, 1911 in Holly Township, Murray County, Minnesota to Thomas and Kari Iverson Knutson. He grew up on the family farm and attended Country School #47.

On November 30, 1931 he and Alice Olson were married at the Walnut Grove Lutheran Church parsonage. Following their marriage they farmed the Knutson family farm, near Tracy, until 1941 when they moved to California.

Ted was a machinist for North American Aircraft and worked on the first ejection seat for jets, the first vehicle that drove on the moon, and the first mock-up of the B-1 Bomber. Her retired in 1976. They moved back to Dovray in 1991. Alice passed away on March 22, 2000.

Ted has been a resident of the Good Samaritan Nursing Home at Westbrook since March, 17, 2000 and passed away there on March 21, 2002 at the age of 90.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Dovray. Ted enjoyed gardening, feeding and watching birds, fishing and he especially enjoyed camping.

Survivors include his daughter-in-law, Barbara Knutson of Orange County, CA; three grandsons: Barry, Randy and Todd Knutson; nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, son, Tom, two stillborn children, two brothers, four sisters, a half-brother and a half-sister.

Interment was at Our Savior's Lutheran Cemetery, Dovray, with Totzke Funeral Home of Slayton handling arrangements.