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Obituary for Maryland Holstein Breeder Warren Knutsen
December 26, 2016

Everyone at Cowsmopolitan wishes to extend their most sincere sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Maryland Holstein breeder Warren Knutsen, of Rising Sun, MD; who recently passed away.

Obituary for Maryland Holstein Breeder Warren KnutsenWarren Anton Knutsen, 74, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Born on January 29, 1942 in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late Trygve Lovdal and Helen Marie (Jensen) Knutsen.

Warren was very passionate about registered Holstein cows and raised them on his farm, in partnership with his brother, Bob, for over 50 years. He also served as the Director of the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Co-Op, Director of the Cecil County Farm Bureau, and was a 4-H Leader for many years. Warren was very active with Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Warren is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathy Crothers Knutsen, of Rising Sun, MD; children: Donna Wilson and her husband, David, of East New Market, MD and Gregg Knutsen and his wife, Stephanie, of Harrington, DE; five grandchildren: Bethany, Evan, Emmie, Caroline, and Justin; brothers: Robert Knutsen and his wife, Ginger, and Peter Knutsen and his wife, Dorcas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911. A celebration of Warren’s life will be held at 11am on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1072 Ebenezer Church Road, Rising Sun, MD 21911, with a visitation beginning at 10am. Burial will follow the service at Rosebank Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to “Ebenezer United Methodist Church Memorial Fund” and sent in care of the funeral home, PO Box 248, Rising Sun, MD 21911.


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