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Ruth M. Knutilla


March 27, 2018

LINCOLN, Ill. - Ruth M. Knutilla, 82, of Lincoln, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

Ruth M. Rajala was born on Feb. 2, 1936, in Ironwood, Mich., the daughter of Henry and Lillian (Grendahl) Rajala. She was united in marriage to Marvin E. Knutilla on Sept. 17, 1955. He survives.

Also surviving are children Keith (Cynthia) Knutilla, Martin (Judy) Knutilla, Lynn (Steven) Andersen, Beth (James) Hoferitza, as well as one sister, LaVerne Grow, and one brother, Kenneth Rajala, as well as nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Betty Thacker.

Ruth was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Prospect Heights, Ill., and the VFW Auxiliary.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at 10 a.m. at the Peasley Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Peters officiating. Visitation will be held this evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Peasley Funeral Home.

Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lincoln.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.


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