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Karl William Knutter

Karl William Knutter, 74, Wiota, Iowa, died Friday, July 17, 2015, at the VA Central Iowa Health Care System, Des Moines, Iowa.  

He was born Aug. 18, 1940, to Lester and Marian (Slavin) Knutter in Elgin.

On Sept. 3, 1973, he married Joan Marie Hackwell in Omaha, Neb.

He grew up in rural Marengo where he attended country school. He graduated from Marengo High School in 1958. After graduation, he entered the U.S. Army, serving until his honorable discharge in 1961.

He and his wife lived in rural Exira, Iowa, until 1977 and then in Adair, Iowa, until 2003. He managed Pelgas in Adair for 26 years. In 2003, they moved to Pleasant Hope, Mo., where he worked with Century 21 for six years. He moved to Wiota in the spring of 2015.

He loved watching his grandkids participate in sports activities and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Chicago Bears and the Cubs. He loved animals and enjoyed raising donkeys.

Survivors includes a son Mike (Jenny) Knutter, Adair, two daughters, Debbie Burrows, Belvidere, and Karlene (Mike) Timm, Clinton, Wis.; 13  grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Pat Hammer, Woodstock, and Barb Knutter, Lake Geneva, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a daughter, Kelly England.

Visitation was July 24 at Hockenberry Family Care, Adair, and the memorial service was July 25 at United Methodist Church, Casey, Iowa. Burial was private in the Exira Cemetery.  

Memorials are preferred to family’s wishes.       

Arrangements were made by Hockenberry Family Care, Adair, Iowa.

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