Lewis Allen Knudsen
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 5, 1938
  • Place of birth:
    Waterville, Kansas, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 13, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Meriden, Kansas, United States
Such a good man, let the memory of Lewis be with us forever

Lewis A. Knudsen, was born November 5, 1938 in Waterville, KS, the son of Frantz and Ethel Knudsen.

Lewis attended school in Marysville, and graduated from Blue Rapids High School.  He joined the Marine Corps and trained at Camp Pendleton and was stationed on Guam Navel Base. Later, he married Joyce R. Nevins in August of 1972 and returned to college in his forties and earned a Bachelor's Degree at Kansas State University in computer science.

Lewis retired as a computer programmer for Yellow Freight Inc. and enjoyed woodworking, making beer, and game design, He always had a love of history.  His Infant son David, Joyce his wife, and  parents Frantz and Ethel Knudsen, preceded him in death, aswell as step-son, John Mowry.  Lewis is survived by his daughter, Debra Feldhausen, (Frank); step-children, Vicki Simons (Pat), David Mowry (Annette), James Mowry (Kathy); brother, Larry Knudsen (Jo Beth); sister, Lois Sarachek (David), 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Lewis A. Knudsen, 73, of Meriden, KS, died Friday, July 13th, 2012 at Stormont Vail Hospital.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Blue Rapids, KS.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lois Sarachek on 30th July 2013

"Brother dear you are in my thoughts and memories.  I keep in touch with Debbie often and think of her as my own.  Hope you and Larry are staying out of trouble.  Give Mother and Daddy my love and save some for yourself.  Lois"

This tribute was added by Lois Sarachek on 22nd August 2012

"After Mother and Daddy died Lew's home became my home whenever I needed to return to Kansas City. They where always the perfect hosts.  It was impossible not to admire how he managed to live without complaint.  I will miss the arguments.  God Bless,  Lois"

This tribute was added by Lois Sarachek on 22nd August 2012

"After Mother and Daddy died Lews' home became my home and base when ever I had the need to go back to Kansas City.  It was impossible not to admire the courage and strength he possessed.  Though pain and struggle were his constant companions he never complained.  I Love you brother dear for ever.  
Your sister, Lois Knudsen Sarachek"

This tribute was added by Debra Feldhausen on 17th August 2012

"Dad, thank you for always being there. You taught me many things in life and I will always cherish the special times we had together. You always gave me good advice and as I grew older I gained much more respect for you realizing all of the obstacles in life you had to overcome and admired the strength and courage it took. You will always be my hero dad. Love and miss you forever, Debra"

This tribute was added by PHIL OSBORNE on 21st July 2012

"Lewis had a most wry sense of humor.  It is safe to say that all enjoyed Lewis and his witticisms.  Rest in pease my friend.
Phil Osborne"

This tribute was added by George Callison on 21st July 2012

"Hearing the sad news of Lewie’s death triggered a flood of wonderful memories from Blue Rapids high school days when our senses of satire were warped by “The usual gang of idiots” at MAD Comics and our senses of adventure were enhanced by exploring, camping, and river rafting.  What terrific times; what fantastic memories.  Thanks!  Lewie was the best ever!  I’ll never forget you and them."

This tribute was added by Nellie Thurman on 21st July 2012

"I knew Lewis as a child and the one picture of him with the dog was taken at my parents home.  Sorry that I did not know you when we grew up and were adults.
God Bless, Your cousin,
Nellie Mae Campbell Thurman"

This tribute was added by admin admin on 18th July 2012

"Uncle Lew, I will never forget you sir". You were kind, strong, fair, loving, and independent.

Your nephew: Brett"

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