Let the memory of Christopher be with us forever
  • 35 years old
  • Born on September 24, 1978 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Passed away on April 7, 2014 in Lubbock, Texas, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Christopher Knutson, 35, born on September 24, 1978 and passed away on April 7, 2014. We will remember him forever. Chris was many things and all of them were good, he worked hard at every job he had and put in his time and dedication. He was the the consummate caregiver, taking care of his mom, stepping up to be an amazing father figure for his niece Fiyona, supportive brother and an amazing husband. Chris loved to travel and see new places, over the past two years he took a cruise through the Caribbean, took Fiyona to Disney World, and went to Mexico. He was a very blunt and upfront person with a very dry sense of humor and always came up with the perfect quips just at the right time. Chris loved Dolly Parton and had listened to all her songs and would record anything she was in that played on TV. After his diagnosis Chris become very active in ALS research and education, constantly emailing companies, government officials, and getting into any trial or study he could. He always put others before him constantly making sure his mom was cared for, making sure Fiyona had every opportunity available to her, and even fought hard during times of illness to make sure that Fiyona and John were settled into their new home and everything was in order. Please share your comments your stories and your memories of Chris.
Posted by Elisa Salomon on 8th July 2014
Chris was a great friend and co-worker and he taught me so much! I will truly miss him forever!!
Posted by Ian DeGraff on 20th June 2014
I'm not someone who knew Chris well, but I spoke to him several times over the years. I was always impressed with how much he loved his family, the way he sacrificed for those around him. He understood love, duty, and family better than or as well as any human ever has. I find myself thinking about him on and off, and trying to remind myself to make sure those who I know feel loved and cared for. In my own small way trying to live and love like he would have. He's a great model for what the right thing to do would be. Writing this with Dolly playing is killing my eyes. Wish I could have seen him one last time.
Posted by Paula Nordwig on 2nd May 2014
I truly enjoyed working with Chris. I especially appreciated his sense of humor and calm demeanor . We "adopted" his cat Puck a few years ago, so whenever I see Puck, I am reminded of my friend.
Posted by Pat Steinberg on 16th April 2014
Chris was the best man I ever knew. He was strong in heart, true in bearing and faithful to all he loved. I am privileged to have been able to know the wonderful man. I will miss our time and always wish we had more. Till we meet again, rest in the hands of the Lord. Love you.
Posted by Becky Saulsbury on 13th April 2014
Chris was my best friend in grade school! Unfortunately we grew apart, but I never stopped loving him! He was an amazing man & will be dearly missed! Rest in peace Christopher!
Posted by Dan Long on 12th April 2014
From your snarky responses to your sneeze attacks, you will be missed. RIP my friend. :-)
Posted by Don Martinson on 12th April 2014
My partner Steve and I got to know Chris almost 10 years ago when we hired him as an employee at a bar and restaurant called the Tazzbah that we opened on the edge of the Menomonee Valley in Milwaukee. Our small group quickly became friends with crew and customers alike regarding Chris with much affection. Chris became the linchpin of many friendships and we will all miss him.
Posted by Nicole Befus on 12th April 2014
My heart breaks with the loss of Chris. He touched every life he was a part of and I am lucky to be one of them. Chris has taught me to see the good in everything and everyone. Alexys, Brayden and Mason loved Uncle Opher so very much! Alexys was so lucky to get playdates and sleepovers with Fiyona, Uncle John and uncle Opher. I will never forget lexys sleepover...she cane hone with a french braid in her and she was so excited because Uncle Opher did it. She kept it in until the next day (because mommy cant do french braids). Chris will be forever loved and Never forgotten.
Posted by Suzanne Steinke Steinberg on 12th April 2014
R.I.P Chris, I'm thankful you are now pain free and in a better place surrounded by many Family & Friend's. You will be greatly missed,We love you so very much.
Posted by Katlein Tafel on 12th April 2014
Christopher, I wish I could have been there, even if there was nothing I could do but be of comfort. Your spirit is now free, and you're probably with your mom, and brother, and the rest of our beautiful family; free from disease. Your memory will live on eternally, we will tell your story for future generations. I'll never forget how a disease puts cracks in your heart and in your family. We love you and will always love you. Until we met again.. ciao mi amore.
Posted by BobandStephanie Lewis on 12th April 2014
i loved getting to know you chris and i love that you got to know your nephews a little too my heart breaks that you are no longer here but i am glad there is no more suffering for you may you rest in peace chris and i love you <3
Posted by Michelle Jackson on 12th April 2014
I am grateful to have gotten to meet and spend a little time with Chris. He left a big impression on all. A life well lived creates a beautiful legacy. Chris reached and inspired so many, and I am confident that John will keep his memory and legacy going to open minds, and fight for a cure for ALS.
Posted by Jenny Martin on 12th April 2014
I love you and will miss you Chris. You have taught me to never give up and always keep fighting even if the odds are against you.

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