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Published January 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Glen G. Knetter

Glen G. Knetter, age 77, resident of Lakota, ND, died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Glen was born December 12, 1935 near Marathon, WI, the son of Anton and Amelia (Volhard) Knetter. He attended school in the Marathon/Edgar area, graduating in 1953 from Edgar High School. In 1957 he began operating his own cheese factory in Mason, WI. Glen was married to Darlene Meyers. He moved to Lakota in 1961 to operate a cheese factory there. He later opened a cheese factory in Medina, ND and Pilot Mound, Manitoba with his brothers. Glen was married to Beverly Schneider. He then began operating Knetter Trucking and the Bartlett Hog Farm. Glen married Donna Ahonen Larson on September 18, 1992. He was a lifetime member of the WI and ND Cheesemakers Association and served as president for the last 4 years that it was in existence. Glen retired from the cheese factory in 1995 after 30+ years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed golfing in his younger years, and in recent years he enjoyed traveling in his motor home.

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