Dennis Glen Knuteson, long time resident of Whitewater, passed away peacefully in the early morning on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2020, at Meriter Hospital in Madison.
He was born on July 1, 1941, in Whitewater to Glen and Beatrice Knuteson. He graduated from Whitewater High School in 1959. Following graduation, Dennis served in the United States Navy for three years, where he received his one and only tattoo of an anchor on his forearm.
Dennis found himself back in Whitewater to help on his family’s dairy farm after his time in the service and took over full-time after his father passed away. After years of hard work, he sold the cows and finished his working days as a pioneer of the road as a big-rig truck driver. Dennis enjoyed long conversations with friends and family while putting back a few cold ones. He had an immense love for a good hamburger and would boldly proclaim satisfaction with wide eyes and a nod of his head with each bite. His belly laugh was contagious and love for life was equally charming.
He is survived by his three children, son, Cameron Knuteson, and daughters, Caitlyn Knuteson and Amanda Bauer; and siblings, sister, Pat Williams and brother, John Knuteson. He is preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Beatrice Knuteson; and sister, Lori Lee Knuteson.
Memorials can be made in Dennis’ name to: Fairhaven Nursing Home, 435 W. Starin Road, Whitewater WI 53190.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Meriter Hospital and Fairhaven Nursing Home for their exceptional care.
A celebration of life will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Nitardy Funeral Home 550 N Newcomb St., Whitewater with his daughter, Caitlyn Knuteson, officiating. A visitation will take place at 1 p.m. until the time of the services at the funeral home.