Julianna Knutson

January 22, 1931April 14, 2018

Julianna “Julie” Knutson, 87, of Loves Park, IL, passed away on April 14, 2018 at Alpine Fireside Rehab Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born and raised in Loves Park to Sherman and Capitola Burdick on January 22, 1931. Julie married the love of her life, Keith Knutson in March of 1949, he died on February 25, 1991. Julie was a proud Harlem Alumni, and a member of Concordia Lutheran Church. Julie’s grandchildren remember her teaching them all to swim and float. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. Together, Keith and Julie had five children. Survived by Dianne (Paul), Joanne, Terry (Dale), and Kurt. Also grandchildren, Michael (Dawn) Michelle (Chad), Brandon, Rob (Danielle), Heather (Chuck), Travis (Holli), Taryn Lynn (Kevin), Kristen, Paul Jr., Brian (Sarah), Laura (Seth), Luke, and Nick. Great-grandchildren, Kahli (Scott), Colin, Zander, Peyton, Dane, Noah, Reese, Avery, Graham, Jessie, Aleah, and Lillian, Briana, Bam, Aidan, Lillian, Kate, Emma, Ava, Issac, Hannah, and Kayson. Survived by brother, Bill (Barb), and sister, Bonnie, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, son, Buddy, son-in-law, Gary Peak, 5 brothers, and 4 sisters. Per Julie’s request, no services will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorials to GiGi’s playhouse in Machesney Park.


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Tim & Sherry Thompson

April 21, 2018

To all family members, you have our deepest sympathy. We are neighbors of Joanne and only knew her for about 2 years. She left us with a blessing to have known her. She was a wonderfully sweet woman always smiling. We will miss seeing her sitting at the kitchen table, blowing a kiss as we would walk by the window. May God bless you all as you go through the loss of the rock of your family.

Deb Farr

April 18, 2018

To all the family, I’m very sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you so much. Love you all.

Charlene Cookson

April 18, 2018

For the family of Julie, She was a ray of sunshine in my life. Always so helpful with anything and everything. I think I am mourning as much as I did when my own Mother passed. God Bless all of you.

Sue (Reed) McQuillen

April 17, 2018

To the family- I will always remember all the good times we all had in that neighborhood we were all so close and such good friends I remember them being there when my brother ( Butch ) died. My heart goes out to you all God Bless and Prayers your way

Gail and Randy Whelchel

April 17, 2018

To All of you
We are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a special Lady and enjoyed all of you.
Our parents had so many good times together and their was never a dull moment around with Julie. Thinking of All of you at this most difficult time. Prayers and Hugs