Wilda Grace “Grandma K” Knudsen, 86, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS. She was born August 18, 1930 in Pleasanton, CA, the daughter of A.W. “Bill” and Martha (Koopman) Mortensen. She has been a resident of Liberal, KS since 1984 and has been employed at OBGYN of SW Kansas. She graduated in 1947 from Amador High School in Pleasanton, CA. She was member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.
On February 18, 1948, she married Charles Lee Knudsen. He died March 29, 1995.
5 Sons- Dr. Dennis Knudsen and wife Janell, Liberal, KS
John Knudsen and wife Cindi, Liberal, KS
Stanley Knudsen and wife Regina, Escondido, CA
Douglas Knudsen and wife Crystal, Liberal, KS
Jason Knudsen and wife Ginger, Wichita, KS
4 Daughters-Ellen Forsberg and husband Carl, Rosemount, MN
JoAnn Brown and husband Rick, Harlan, IA
Diane Pewthers and husband Mike, Liberal, KS
Amy Knudsen, Liberal, KS
1 Brother- Donald Mortensen, San Jose, CA
24 Grandchildren- Kristina Mace; Jeremy Andreu; Heidi Cooper; Nicholas Knudsen; Aaron Knudsen; Jessica Mason; Lisa Smith; Amanda Knudsen; Lucas Knudsen; Gabriel Brown; Jennifer Dolence; Joel Knudsen; Ashley Brown; Mikayla Knudsen; Melanie Lamas; Rebekah Kilbourne; Cody Knudsen; Kim Nguyen; Jacob Pewthers; MiLeah Deaton; Marcala Steckel; Katie Knudsen; Montana Knudsen and Joshua Knudsen.
32 Great-Grandchildren with two more on the way.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, 2 Brothers Roy Mortensen and Eugene Mortensen, Grandson, Gabriel Brown and 3 Great-Grandsons.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Liberal with Rev. Bill Prater presiding. Burial will be held at Restlawn Cemetery.
Visitation time will be 9am to 8pm Friday with the family present to greet friends from 6 – 8pm at Brenneman Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers and plants, memorial contributions may be sent to Fellowship Baptist School or the American Cancer Society in care of Brenneman Funeral Home & Cremation Services 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901