Obituary-Colleen Knudsen

Laurel — Colleen Knudsen, 44, Laurel, died April 21, 2011, at an Omaha hospital.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., April 25, with family present, at United Methodist Church, Laurel.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., April 26 at United Methodist Church, Laurel, with Rev. Jaime Farias officiating.

Honorary pallbearers will be Colleen’s nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers will be Tom Schmitz, Kevin Kilawee, Joe Bauerly, Keith Knudsen, Ken Murphy and Joel Lavicky.

Interment will be in the Laurel Cemetery. Laurel.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hasemann Funeral Home, Laurel.

Colleen Rae Knudsen was born Nov. 14, 1966, at Sioux City, Iowa, to Ralph and LaVera (Urwiler) Milliken. She graduated from Laurel-Concord High School in 1986. Colleen married John Knudsen Sept. 13, 1986, at United Methodist Church, Laurel. The couple lived in Laurel where Colleen managed the food court at the Corner Mart.

Colleen was a Food Service Marketer for Farner-Bocken the past several years.

She was a member of United Methodist Church in Laurel.

Colleen enjoyed her Precious Moments and angel collection, flower gardens, and most of all family time and family swim time.

Colleen is survived by her husband, John: their children, Collette Knudsen (Ruben Sigala), Fremont; Kyle Knudsen (Jenna Pint), Norfolk; and Kody Knudsen, Laurel; parents, Ralph and LaVera Milliken, Laurel; father-in-law, Harry Knudsen, Laurel; sisters, Cindy (Tom) Schmitz, Wayne, and Candace (Kevin) Kilawee, Omaha; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws, Keith (Karen) Knudsen, Laurel, and Carolyn (Ken) Murphy, Lincoln; and nieces and nephews.

Colleen was preceded in death by her grandparents; a daughter, Katie Anne; and mother-in-law, Margaret Knudsen.