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Laurie K. Knudson

Published September 13,2021

Obituary's Biography:

Laurie Kay Knudson (nee: Hrdlicka), 67, a resident of Volo, IL, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 after a three year battle with cancer. She was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on July 21, 1954 to the late Bernice (Coppersmith) and Glenn Hrdlicka. She was a graduate of Maine Township High School West in 1972 and attended Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, graduating in 1976.  Laurie’s career of over 40 years was spent in the insurance industry. Laurie enjoyed vacationing in Jamaica and the islands each year, bringing the tropical feeling back into her home. Her favorite downtime activities were her love of her dogs and her home.  She also loved gardening, holiday decorating, and was known for her collection of Barbie Dolls. She leaves behind two older sisters, Diane Hrdlicka of Washington State, and Sherry Swickard of California, brother in-law Joseph Swickard, niece Gail Swickard of California, and a nephew Mark Swickard of Tennessee. Laurie was preceded in death by her husband Kevin Lee Knudson. Laurie will be greatly missed by many friends who all had a special place in her life and heart, especially her long time friend Kris Welk.

In Lieu of flowers please send a donation in her name to a charity of choice.

All funeral arrangement were held privately and entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030.  For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.

5 replies on “Laurie K. Knudson”

  1. I was so sorry to hear of this news. I knew Laurie over 35 years. She was one of the most outstanding people I ever worked with in the insurance industry. May you all be wrapped in prayer

  2. I knew Laurie for over 35 years.I considered her a great friend and always enjoyed her company. I talked with her recently and tried to help find a solution for her cancer. I will miss her always and hope she is the in the hands of God welcoming her home. I am sure her best friend Kris is missing her greatly. I am so sad to hear this news.

  3. I am so sad to hear of Laurie’s passing. I have known Laurie for 35 years working with her in the insurance arena and also I became a kitchen and bath designer and redid Laurie’s
    kitchen.Laurie and I were friends and she was a great person.I tried to get a treatment for her to help with the cancer but it would not leave her body. I am so glad she is not in pain anymore and that she has been welcomed to join her parents in heaven. This has been one of the saddest days!

  4. I was a new friend of Laurie. I recently moved to Wauconda after my divorce and didn’t have anyone in the area to talk with . We talked on the phone often and I helped with her garage sell along side her sisters. Laurie was blessed to have such wonderful sisters and many friends. May she find peace with her lord. I miss you already.xxoo

  5. Laurie started as my secretary in Des Plaines ILL> She was dedicated and helped me in my career. She wanted more and I promoted her to become an adjuster. She was a friend, a great worker and always willing to do more than required. I moved to Alaska and we kept in touch. I had hoped that she would beat the cancer but today I found out differently. May she rest in peace knowing that she left a large group of people with a hole in their lives.

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