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Doris Knudson

June 21, 1930 — April 18, 2024


 Doris Violet Marie Sundberg - Knudson "Granny" passed away in her home with family and friends by her side on April 18th, 2024 - at the age of 93 in Kalispell, Montana.

Born in Butte, Montana on June 21,1930 to Everett and Anna Nelson - Sundberg.

After an accident in Butte, Montana claimed the life of her father Everett Sundberg. Doris and her siblings (Ruth and Jack) were moved and raised at the Montana State Orphans Home in Twin Bridges, Montana.

At the age of 18, Doris moved to Great Falls, Montana where she met and married Owen Knudson. Married for 18 years together they raised four daughters. Linda, Elaine, Carol and June. Widowed in 1966 a year later she remarried Eldon "Gunner" Knudson who preceded her in death. Married 22 years together early in the marriage they moved to Somers, Montana where she worked at the Flathead County Nursing Home in Bigfork and Kalispell, Montana. After retirement she continued working cleaning homes and businesses in the Flathead Valley until her death.

A loving and giving mother, grandmother, and friend that made this world a better place. We will all miss her so much.

Survived by her four daughters: Linda and Bob Mellor, Elaine Knudson and Gary Ruppal, Carol and Bruce Olson, June & Jason (son) Goodwin and Bob McKinley; half sister Linda Smith, Several Grandchildren; Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Numerous Cousins.

Services will be held at Calvary Lutheran Church, 2200 Hwy 2 East, Kalispell, Montana on May 18th, 2024 at 1 p.m. with reception to follow. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Doris Knudson, please visit our flower store.

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Calvary Lutheran Church

2200 US-2
Kalispell, MT 59901

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