Army Sergeant Steven B Knudson, of Bottineau, North Dakota, beloved son, brother, grandson, hero and friend.
He was the beloved son of Brad Knudson and Karen (Light) Knudson, born on November 23, 1982 in Bottineau, ND. He was reared and attended school in Bottineau for a time. Steve then moved with his mother to Surrey. He returned to Bottineau in 1996 where he graduated in 2002 from Bottineau High School.
On July 03, 2002 he entered the United States Army where he served for 8 years with three (3) – fifteen (15) month tours in Iraq. He was honorably discharged on February 12, 2010. He received three (3) Commendation Medal for each deployment; one (1) Commendation Medal with Valor.
He enjoyed snowboarding and traveled to many resorts from east to west. Steve also enjoyed hunting, playing guitar, listening to music, traveling and skiing.
Those left to cherish his memory, his parents, Brad and Margo Knudson of Bottineau and Karen Knudson of Bismarck; a brother, Justin and Shelley Knudson of Willow City; sisters, Miranda and Aaron Schuler of Minot and Carla and Jordan Smith of Mandan; step-siblings, Kori, Isaac and Ben; grandparents, Allen and Susan Knudson and Mel and Bev Hamnes all of Bottineau.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Carol Light.
SGT Steven B Knudson lost his battle with PTS on November 28, 2010. He was 28 years old.