Obituary: Faye (Knutson) Kjos

June 5, 1941 - August 26, 2021

Faye Marilyn Kjos (Knutson), 80, entered into eternal life on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. Faye's Celebration of Life will be at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN. Faye is forever sheltered in the arms of her Savior Jesus and so looked forward to this day.

Faye was born on June 5, 1941 to the union of Tillman and Esther (Thostenson) Knuston of rural Brooten, MN. Faye attended a one-room country school and graduated from Brooten High School in 1958. On May 20, 1961, she married her high school sweetheart, Fred Kjos. They lived in the Twin Cities area until their retirement. Once retired, they moved to their beloved home in Green Valley, Arizona and lived there for the remainder of their years. Faye loved people and could carry on a conversation with anyone as she genuinely was interested in each person that crossed her path.

Faye is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Fred, parents Tillman and Esther Knutson, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Esther and Arnold Kjos; beloved twin sister Phyllis Erickson, brothers-in-law Dennis Erickson and Hanley Wiig. She is survived by her 3 children, Brad (Diane), Stephanie (Greg) Effertz, and Brady (Abby); 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; 2 siblings, Elaine (Howard) Knutson, and Carol Knutson; 1 sister-in-law, Colleen (Bruce) Petersen; and 1 brother-in-law, Carl (Barbara Jean) Kjos; and many nephews, nieces, family, friends and siblings in Christ; many of whom she met at her beloved church home, Evangelical Free Church of Green Valley. Celebration of Life Service is planned for Wednesday, Oct 6, at noon with visitation at 10:30 at Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave, Buffalo, MN 55313.


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