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Thomas C. Knudson
Dishon Maple Chaney Mortuary in Horton
Horton, KS

Thomas C. Knudson, 79, died Sunday, January 29, 2023 in Dallas, Texas, while in the care of hospice.

Tom was born September 20, 1943 in Horton, Kansas the son of Carl and Alma Knudson of Horton, Kansas. Tom grew up on their dairy farm and attended school and graduated from Horton High School in 1961. After graduation, Tom joined the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Kitty Hawk as an air traffic controller during the Vietnam War. After completing his military service he entered the insurance business and remained in until his retirement.

In 1978, Tom married Lola Nelson and helped raise their family until they divorced in 1987. Tom was blessed with the birth of his daughter, Taylor on April 22, 1993.

Tom is survived by his longtime partner, Shari Jenkins of Dallas, his daughter, Taylor Knudson of Colorado, stepchildren, Aaron Johnston of Minnesota, Nichole Cooper of Colorado and Addison Johnston of Texas. Six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his brother Dan and wife Sara Knudson of Horton.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, his brother, Phil and a great grandchild, Charlie. Tom's sense of humor and wit will be missed by all his friends and family.

Graveside services with Military Graveside Rites by the Horton American Legion Post #7 will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 2, 2023 at the Claytonville Cemetery Northeast of Horton, Kansas.

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