Hertha Margrethe Knutsen, 96, of Bellingham, WA passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013. She was born in Fjortoft, Norway to Henrik and Marie Otterlei and moved to this country at the age of six.
Hertha graduated from Meridian High School and attended Whatcom Normal School, now WWU. She married Irving Knutsen, her husband of 58 years, and together they raised their four children. She was a long time member of Central Lutheran Church.
Hertha was preceded in death by her parents and husband; her brothers, Hank and Bill Otterlei; her daughter, Virgie Hartford; her son, Rick Knutsen; and son-in-law, Richard Schwartz.
She is survived by daughters Karolyn Schwartz and Marci Scott; son-in-law, Harold Scott; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Hertha was an amazing person- a gem to treasure and emulate!
Farewell Tribute Information
A celebration of her life will be held at Central Lutheran Church, 925 Forest St. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:00pm. Donations Information
Memorials may be made to Central Lutheran Church or Whatcom Hospice, 2800 Douglas Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225 Donations Links:
Central Lutheran Church