Robert Edward Knutson was born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin on April 15, 1948, to Ernst and Ruth Knutson. Bob lost his year long battle with cancer on January 21, 2019. “Bob” was known for his many construction skills. His proudest accomplishment has been working on the many projects at his home of 24 years.
He was a self-employed handyman and was a friend to everyone he met.
Bob grew up in Oconomowoc, WI, where he proudly raised prize-winning cattle when he was in high school. He graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1966. Bob met his wife, Barbara, when they both worked at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, they eloped to Las Vegas and married on June 27, 1987.
Bob was a veteran, and retired as a Master Sargent from the Army Reserves after twenty-years.
He will be remembered for his smile, his gracious personality and willingness to help anyone who needed his help, and for his ability to fix anything.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Ernst and his mother, Ruth.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Barbara, brother David Knutson and sister Gladys Roszkowki, and nephews. He will be most missed by his beloved Golden Retrievers, Benny & Angel.
We will miss his quick wit and kindness.
A visitation will be held on Friday, January 25, from 5 to 8 pm at Hansen Mortuary, Desert Hills Chapel, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions to the Arizona Humane Association.Print Obituary & Condolences