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“Brandi, I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Veva ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Veva Teeters - Ogden, IA - Friend

“Mark, we had some great times growing up as kids, sorry we drifted apart. Mark I know you are at a better place now, with your mom and dad and your...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: ALLEN DORNATH - URBANDALE, IA

“Mark did several carpentry projects at my house and for my folks. I was saddened a while back when I learned he was unable to continue. Thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Kristine Howe - Fort Dodge, IA

“I love you and miss you dad!! The last year was rough on both of us, but I did the best I could to help keep you safe and healthy! I have no...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Brandy Little - Boone, IA

“Our deepest sympathy to Brandy, Josh & families. So very sorry for your great loss. Mark is truly in a perfect place now with Uncle Jack & Aunt...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Glenda Reid - Peoria, AZ - Family

“prayers going to family and friends of Mark. may he be an angel watching from above. (classmate 1980) ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: debra trausch - eagle grove, IA

“Sorry to hear about the loss of Mark!May the family find peace and comfort during this difficult time prayers to all! ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: mindy Sassman (Caquelin) - MN

“I have many good memories of Mark. I think of him every time I look at the deck on our house which he built. He had many friends and people that...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Swanson - Dayton, IA

Mark J. Knudtson, 54, of Dayton, Iowa, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at Fort Dodge Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Mark's wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held Tuesday, September 6, 2016, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries and condolences visit:

Mark James Knudtson was born on May 8, 1962, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the son of Jack and Minnie (Dornath) Knudtson. He graduated with the Eagle Grove High School class of 1980.

In 1982, Mark was united in marriage to Glenda Murray. To this union two children were born: Brandy and Josh.

Mark was previously employed by the DeKalb Research Farm in Dayton and later owned & operated Knudtson Construction, until retiring due to ill health. He belonged to Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton. Mark loved dogs, hunting, and carpentry and woodworking projects.

Survivors include his daughter, Brandy (Scott) Little of Boone, Iowa; son, Josh (Jessica) Knudtson of Arlington, Washington; granddaughter, Kayla; his cat companion, Thomas; one brother, Paul (Deb) Knudtson of Thor, Iowa; and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.