Laurie K. Knudson
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.