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2/17/2014 Email this articlePrint this article 
Marilyn Frances Burke Knutsen
Marilyn Frances Burke Knutsen, 55, of Eldridge passed away Feb. 17, 2014, in Silver City, N.M., while on vacation with her husband.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Faith Lutheran Church, Eldridge. The family will greet friends 4-7 p.m. Friday at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly and Jersey Ridge roads, Davenport. Inurnment will be in Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport. Memorials may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.

Marilyn was born Aug. 13, 1958, in DeWitt to Robert and Frances Green Burke. She was united in marriage to Leroy Knutsen on Aug. 3, 2000, in Davenport. Marilyn was very creative with an eye for design and worked in the area for many years as a kitchen and bath designer. She worked most recently for the past three years with Sunderland Brothers, and for 10 years prior to that with Seiffert Lumber. Marilyn was on the board of the QC Homebuilders and Remodelers, as well as on the Board of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction). She loved spending time with her family and many friends and never met a stranger. She also loved nature and was a stickler for recycling.

She is survived by her husband, Leroy; sons, John Juhl of Grand Mound, and William Juhl of Iowa City; her husband's children, Terry (Rita), Tod, Tonya, and Trista; grandchildren, Carl, Kelsie, Kirbie, Max, Alyson, Kamryn, Margaret "Maisie," and Melena; her mother, Frances Burke of DeWitt; sisters, Barbara Barber of Grand Mound, Karen Burke of Spokane, Wash., and Shonale Burke of San Antonio, Texas; and a brother, Richard (Tami) Burke of Denver, Colo.; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her father, Robert.

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