Floyd Donald Knewtson 80, of Madelia, died on Nov. 3, 2018

Floyd Donald Knewtson 80, of Madelia, died on Nov. 3, 2018, at the Madelia Community Hospital. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel and will continue on Thursday from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m., at Madelia Church of Christ. Service will be held at Madelia Church of Christ, on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 10:30 a.m. The clergy will be Rev. Gary Gilbertson. Interment will be at Garden City Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel in Madelia. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Floyd was born on March 28, 1938 to Allen and Louise (Reitz) Knewtson in Good Thunder. He attended several schools, graduating from, Madelia High School in 1956. Floyd married Marilyn (Jensen) Knewtson on April 15, 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madelia. He farmed all his life and enjoyed building much of his farm machinery including two tractors, several garden tractors and many other pieces of equipment. He also did most of his own repairs, as well as helping his many friends and neighbors. He enjoyed several camping trips, traveling and his many spring and fall fishing trips with his dad, uncle and friends.

Floyd is survived by his wife Marilyn Knewtson; two sons: Brian (Susan) and Kevin (Robin) Knewtson, all of Madelia; grandchildren: Mary, Karen (Shane), Sarah, Allen, Briana, Erin, Andrew (Vanessa), Michael, Molly (Jason), Lee, Eli, Randy (Meghanne); several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers/sisters-in-law: Vernelle Hatch, Dennis Jensen, Darryl (Joann) Jensen, Curtis Archerd, Ardith (Bernardo) Guerrero, Joyce Currie, Jan (Randy) Lokre, along with many nieces and nephews. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; sister, LaVonne Turco; brother-in-law, Bruce Hatch; sisters-in-law, MaryLou Jensen, Lois Archerd, Terry Jensen, and Elaine Jensen.