Sherman Knute Knutson, age 87, was taken to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020. He was born on the home farm in Lima Township, Grant County, on October 14, 1932, to Sherman Knute and Floy (Wagner) Knutson Sr. He was the 3rd youngest of 11 children and attended Little Henry Country School through 8th grade. He earned his GED later in life. Sherman lived and worked with his sister, Lila, and her husband George Booth in Cuba City on their farm for a time prior to enlisting in the United States Army (34th infantry) at age 17. He was initially stationed in Japan as part of the occupation forces, but later volunteered to join the first division to enter the Korean Conflict. Sherman turned 18 on the campaign to North Korea where he endured harsh environmental elements and brutal fighting, as China entered the war. He was wounded twice and performed several acts of heroism. Sherman was awarded several medals including two Purple Hearts. He finished his military career stationed in Germany.
A Celebration of Sherman's Life will be held at a future date, which will be announced. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 8th, 2020, at St. Clement Catholic Church, Lancaster, with Reverend William Vernon officiating. Private burial with military honors will be in Rock Church Cemetery, Clifton Township, rural Livingston. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Lancaster is entrusted with his care.
Full Obituary in the May 14th edition of the Grant County Herald Independent.