Eline Knudson passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., at the age of 66. Eline suffered a massive aneurism during Bible study in Valley City just as the group finished their prayer requests. Eline’s head collapsed in her Bible which was open to the Gospel of John, chapter 16. Her unexpected death has devastated her family and friends, but we take great comfort in knowing she was able to give the gift of life through organ donation.
Eline Grosfield was born in Billings, Mont., on Aug. 11, 1946, the daughter of Louis and Evelyn (Finsvik) Grosfield. She spent her childhood years living on a ranch near Big Timber, Mont., and in a home in Santa Barbara, Calif., where she completed her schooling. Eline graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was united in marriage to Rev. Don Knudson on May 18, 1968. They made their home in several communities throughout North Dakota, including Minot, and Minnesota where he served various congregations and they raised their daughters. Don and Eline divorced in 1993. Most recently Eline had made her home in Valley City. Throughout her life, Eline was very active in many churches in the communities where she lived. Her faith was strong, and she lived her life accordingly. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was known as “Grammy” to many more who adopted her as their own honorary grandma. Eline was in the process of moving to Moorhead, Minn., to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, her generous spirit and her great love of the Lord.
Eline is survived by her two daughters, 19 grandchildren and three siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Mass: Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo.
Burial: Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo.
Prayer service: Today at 7 p.m. at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo.
Visitation: Today, Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo and Wednesday, one hour prior to the service, in the church.
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