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Lynn Helga Knutson

March 15, 1954 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 65)


In Loving Memory of

Lynn Helga Knutson

Lynn Knutson was born on March 15, 1954 in Frankfurt, Germany she was adopted by Merle and Ardys Eggen Knutson.  She grew up in Madagascar and in 1966 the family returned to the United States.  Lynn graduated from Lakefield High School in 1973.  On May 19, 1984 she and Scott Sagmoe were married at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN.  Following their marriage they made their home in Iona, MN and later moved to Slayton where they raised their son, Isaac.  She and Scott later divorced but remained close.  Lynn was a world traveler and enjoyed learning about new cultures.  Lynn passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Sanford Tracy Hospital in Tracy, MN at the age of 65.  She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton.  Lynn greatest joy in life was her son, being a grandma and her family. She enjoyed traveling, history, crossword puzzles, and cooking.  Lynn knew that there was great joy in the little things of life.

Survivors include her son, Isaac Sagmoe and his fiancée, Jess Lamb of Tracy, MN, two granddaughters, Avaya and Ivy, four siblings and their spouses, Michael and Christine Knutson of Naples, FL, Lorrie and Jim O’Meara of Maple Grove, MN, Marc Knutson of Glencoe, MN, and Claudia and Luis Leantz Castro of Puerto Rico, and several nieces and nephews and their families.  She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Maria, half-brother, Carl Heinz Laertz, sister-in-law, Teri Knutson, and nephew, Ethan Knutson.

Memorial Services

Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dale Degner officiating.  The organist is Gwen Degner with special music by Katie Titus Schmahl and Heidi Winter.  Interment will be private.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN from 4-7 p.m. and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday.

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January 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church
2959 Queen Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172

Memorial Service
January 29, 2020

10:30 AM
Christ Lutheran Church
2959 Queen Ave.
Slayton, Minnesota 56172

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