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Brian Lee Knudsen

January 2, 1971 — September 18, 2021

Brian Lee Knudsen "Kudzu" was born January 2, 1971, the son of Jerald and Beverly (Ahrenholtz) Knudsen. He died Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital attaining the age of fifty years, eight months and sixteen days.

Brian was born in Harlan, Iowa and was baptized in Christ at the United Methodist Church in Harlan and later confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Charter Oak. In 2006, he was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church and later became a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. He moved with his family to a farm near Charter Oak, where he received his education at Charter Oak - Ute Community School, graduating with the class of 1989. After high school, he attended Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City.

He worked in the trucking (semi) industry for many years and was employed most recently by B Bar R Livestock Transportation in Denison for nine years. Brian was an avid NASCAR fan and especially enjoyed collecting Dale Earnhardt memorabilia. Those close to Brian will remember his love for a piece of cheese and Diet Pepsi. Brian also enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Henry and Ruby Knudsen and Lee and Maude Ahrenholtz and brother: Keevan Knudsen. Survivors include his parents: Jerald and Beverly Knudsen of Charter Oak; one sister: Jalene Knudsen of Denison; aunts and uncles: Janelle Noel of Glenwood, Judy Knudsen of Elk Horn, Galen Ahrenholtz of Clive; many other relatives and friends.

Caveman was welcoming Kudzu in the gates of Heaven after being separated from each other for 24 years, making their celebration even greater because they both passed away on the same day, only years apart.

Visitation is 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak. Funeral Service is 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Charter Oak. Interment is in Charter Oak Cemetery in Charter Oak. Memorials may be directed to the family.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Huebner Funeral Home, Charter Oak Chapel

156 Main St, Charter Oak, IA 51439

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John's Lutheran Church

104 Birch St, Charter Oak, IA 51439

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