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In Memory of

Lyle Signor Knutson

March 22, 1919 - April 1, 2015

Obituary


Knutson, Lyle Signor

Retired Master Sgt. Lyle Signor Knutson, age 96 of Seguin, became an angel on April 1, 2015. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Goetz Funeral Home from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Emanuel's Lutheran Church in Seguin. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.

Lyle was born on March 22, 1919 to Alvin Knutson and Jennie (Moen) Knutson in Iola, Wisconsin. He was baptized and confirmed in the Scandinavia Lutheran Church...

Knutson, Lyle Signor

Retired Master Sgt. Lyle Signor Knutson, age 96 of Seguin, became an angel on April 1, 2015. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 6, 2015 at Goetz Funeral Home from 5 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Emanuel's Lutheran Church in Seguin. Interment will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.

Lyle was born on March 22, 1919 to Alvin Knutson and Jennie (Moen) Knutson in Iola, Wisconsin. He was baptized and confirmed in the Scandinavia Lutheran Church in Wisconsin. He graduated from Scandinavia Union Free High School in 1939. Upon graduation he went to work for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC's) which was a depression era project of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He then worked for the Pacific Railroad before joining the Army Air Corps in 1941. Lyle served for 20 ½ years in the Air Force. During his service he was on their ski team. He did cross country skiing and ski jumping, winning a second place trophy in 1952. Before retiring he was an instructor for the Air Force for two years in Washington State at Fairchild Air Force Base. He was a World War II veteran and a Korean War Veteran. The medals he received during his service were Korean Medal, National Defense Service Medal, American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and the Korean Service Medal.

Lyle was a life member of H.U. Wood American Legion Post #245, a life member of the VFW Post 8456, member of the Herman Sons #137, member of the National Rifle Assoc., and a graduate of Strategic Air Command N.C.O. Academy in England. He is preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Jennie Knutson, brother Don Knutson, and son in-law Allan Ray Moltz.

Lyle is survived by the love of his life, Rosa Lee (Gotthardt) Knutson of 70 years, whom he married on Dec. 9, 1944. His is also survived by his daughters Charlene (Sherry) Moltz; Susan Ludewig and husband Richard as well as his grandchildren Janine Moltz, Todd Moltz and Shaun Ludewig and great-granddaughter Alexis Moltz. He also leaves behind his sister-in-laws Myrtle Voss, Hedwig "Happy" Hooper and Adeline Brannan and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel's Lutheran Church 206 N. Travis Street, Seguin, Texas