Harvey Bornemann Knudson Jr.
, 86, Sun Lakes Arizona, formally of Alexandria Virginia and Mayville North Dakota, died July 24, 2020. He was born on April 13,1934 in Finley, North Dakota. He was the first born of Judge Harvey Knudson, Sr. and Pearl Knudson. In 1937 the family moved to Mayville. After graduating from high school he joined the army and was stationed in Fort Erwin in Barstow, California. He received a degree in teaching from Mayville State and taught in Devils Lake, North Dakota. He received his law degree from University on North Dakota. Harvey practiced law in Mayville for a few years before beginning his career as a lawyer for the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. working in the Civil Rights Division.
He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. A tender and gentle man with a giant heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Kay and brother Duane. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Carol [Gunderson], sister Marion LaBrie (Lynn), his sons Mark Gryte (Anna), Matthew Knudson (Cathy), and Michael Knudson. He had 5 grandchildren (Sara, Kendra, Ashley, Noah, and Kaylee) and 4 great-grandchildren (Grace, Mark, Jax and Karolina).
Funeral will be held at 11 am on August 13
at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Chandler, AZ. Alternatively the service will be made available on Zoom. Please contact the church for Zoom meeting log-in information.