Thomas Carl Knudson, 69, died July 17, 2012 at his home in Mobridge from brain cancer. Mass of Christian Burial was July 21 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mobridge. Burial was at Norway Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home.
He was born on Oct. 19, 1942, in Eureka to Loyd and Leona (Falde) Knudson.
He graduated from McLaughlin High School in 1960 and attended Huron College and the University of S.D.
On Oct. 15, 1966, Tom married Mary Ann Cronin in Gettysburg.
Tom was the McLaughlin Township Board Chairman, President of the McLaughlin School Board and served on the McLaughlin Golf Association and McLaughlin Rodeo Association Boards.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; children, Kari (Tom Senftner) of Bismarck, N.D., Jill (Jon Olson), Jackie (Dan Heil), Karyl Knudson and T.J. (Brittany) Knudson of Mobridge; 14 grandchildren; brothers, Bob Knudson of Mobridge and Gary (Karen) Knudson of Rhinelander, Wis. and sister, Joy Wittler of Agar.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Leona Knudson.