Virginia C. Knudsen

ESCANABA – Virginia C. Knudsen, 95, of 501 S. Lincoln Road, Escanaba, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at North Woods Assisted Living where she resided.

Virginia was born and raised in St. Paul, Minn., on July 7, 1917, the daughter of Charles and Marie (Brunson) Krey.

Virginia C. Krey married Kenneth J. Knudsen on June 4, 1947, in St. Paul. She was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in St. Paul.

Survivors include: son, John C. Knudsen and friend Julie Bougie of Escanaba; granddaughter, Holly Marie (Jesse) Bufe; two great-grandchildren, Savannah and Brayden Bufe; brother, James (Marion) Krey of St. Paul; many loving nieces and nephews and several real good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ken; eight brothers and sisters; and former daughter-in-law Rosalie Knudsen of Escanaba.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105 from 11 a.m. CST until the time of service at noon. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Bloomington, Minn.

The Crawford Funeral Home assisted the Knudsen family with local arrangements.