Lawerence Elden Knudsen
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 12, 1943
  • Place of birth:
    Waterville, Kansas, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 1, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Turks and Caicos Islands
What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us. Helen Keller

Lawerence E Knudsen, was born August 12th, 1943 in Waterville, KS, the third child of Frantz and Ethel Knudsen.

The Knudsen's lived in Marysville where Larry attended elementary school. They moved to Blue Rapids KS. While attending Blue Rapids High School, he became a fine athlete, were he broke current track records.  Larry, followed his older brother Lewis into the Marine Corps, and achieved a top security clearance from his commanders.  When Larry got out of the Marine Corp, he lived in Kanas City, and  got a job at Hallmark Cards and enrolled at M.U.K.C.  

Larry was introduced to Jo Beth Crammer, and both were married in Kansas City.  Larry transfered to Arizona State A.S.U and completed his degree, in economics.  Jobeth gained employment at the Salt River Project.  She suggested, that her husband was looking for work, and Larry was hired into a position of reading the meters.  Larry moved his way up the ranks, until ultimately in charge of the companies corporate taxes.  Like his dad, Larry had a love for wood working, loved cars, and his family.  Larry retired, with the Salt River Project.  In retirement, he devoted himself to family and friends.

Parents Frantz and Ethel Knudsen, preceded him in death, as well as his brother Lewis.  Larry is survived by his wife, Jobeth Crammer Knudsen, daughter, Donya Knudsen, sons, David and Devin Knudsen, daughter in law Amy Padilla Knudsen, sister, Lois Sarachek, nephew, Brett Sarachek, niece, Debrah Feldhausen, husband (Frank), grand nephew, Kris Feldhausen. grand niece Kimberly Knudsen.

Lawerence E Knudsen, 69, of Waterville, KS, died Monday, Oct 1st, 2012 while on vacation, in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 15, 2012 at Mt. Sinai cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Joyce Cramer on 16th November 2012

"I have many great memories of time with Larry.  He was a loving husband, father and friend.  So happy to have some special time with him in July this year.  
RIP my friend.  Such a privilege to have known you."

This tribute was added by Debra Feldhausen on 31st October 2012

"Dear Uncle Larry, I will miss you eternally. Your smile was like a ray of sunshine and equally sincere. You touched many hearts as you walked down the path of life and always made everyone feel warm, welcomed and loved. Thank you for being there for me, I will never forget that.
Love & miss you always, your niece, Debra"

This tribute was added by Nellie Thurman on 16th October 2012

"Sorry to hear of your passing.  Wish we had lived closer to be able to visit more often.  We did visit you at your home when we traveled in our motor home many years ago. I have pictures when we were children and my mother, Harold and  I visited your family in Waterville.
Your cousin's,
Nellie and Bob Thurman"

This tribute was added by Admin Admin on 14th October 2012

"Uncle Larry, I'm thankful, I knew you.  I can't picture you, without a warm smile.  You were my friend.  You treated me, like I was your own.

Love your nephew

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