James "Jim" Karl Knudtson, Rapid City, SD, passed away in his home Sunday, April 22, 2007, at the age of 64, after fighting a gallant battle with cancer. He was born February 15, 1943, in Watertown, SD, to Willard and Maxine (Higgins) Knudtson, the third of three children.
Jim was a proud graduate of Watertown High School, his senior year he was Chieftain of the Arrows football team. He went on to study at Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD. He met the love of his life, Helen Jeanne (Deanie) Yackley, in college and they were married on September 7, 1963.