Raymond Knutson

Huron

Raymond Knutson, 67, of Huron, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022, at the Prairie View Healthcare Center at Woonsocket.

His funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Immanuel Baptist Church, Wessington Springs. Burial followed in the Earlville Cemetery, Wessington Springs. His funeral service was live streamed through the Kuhler Funeral Home website.

Raymond Dean Knutson was born Feb. 12, 1955, to Herman J. and Jennie (VonEye) Knutson, at Wessington Springs. He grew up on a farm northwest of Wessington Springs, where he farmed alongside his father and his sister, Chris. He attended eight years at the Hill Top Grade School. He then attended Wessington Springs High School, graduating in 1973. He stayed and worked on the farm with his dad for several years after that. In 1991, Ray moved to Huron. Due to poor health, he recently moved to the Prairie View Healthcare Center at Woonsocket.

Ray enjoyed farming. To Ray, art was anything with a motor in it, whether it being a car or motorcycle, he enjoyed driving them and tinkering on them.   

Ray married Kim Ransom; they later divorced but remained friends.

Raymond was survived by one son, Nicholas Knutson of Huron; two granddaughters; his special friend, Kim Knutson; seven stepchildren, Mariah (Wynn) Dorris, Leslie Walton, Tammy (Shane) Hammer, Kevin (Julie) Walton, Garry (Mandy) Hale, Amber (Dan) Goetz and Shannon (Todd) Beekman; 16 step-grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce (Dan) Piehl of Mitchell and Christine Schleining of Livington, Mont.; along with his nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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