In loving memory of

Brian Lee Knudsen
January 2, 1971 - September 18, 2021

Brian Lee Knudsen "Kudzu" was born January 2, 1971, the son of Jerald and Beverly (Ahrenholtz) Knudsen. He died Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital attaining the age of fifty years, eight months and sixteen days.

Brian was born in Harlan, Iowa and was baptized in Christ at the United Methodist Church in Harlan and later confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Charter Oak. In 2006, he was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church and later became a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Denison. He moved with his family to a farm near Charter Oak, where he received his education at Charter Oak - Ute Community School, graduating with the class of 1989. After high school, he attended Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City.

He worked in the trucking (semi) industry for many years and was employed most recently by B Bar R Livestock Transportation in Denison for nine years. Brian was an avid NASCAR fan and especially enjoyed collecting Dale Earnhardt memorabilia. Those close to Brian will remember his love for a piece of cheese and Diet Pepsi. Brian also enjoyed spending time with friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Henry and Ruby Knudsen and Lee and Maude Ahrenholtz and brother: Keevan Knudsen. Survivors include his parents: Jerald and Beverly Knudsen of Charter Oak; one sister: Jalene Knudsen of Denison; aunts and uncles: Janelle Noel of Glenwood, Judy Knudsen of Elk Horn, Galen Ahrenholtz of Clive; many other relatives and friends.

Caveman was welcoming Kudzu in the gates of Heaven after being separated from each other for 24 years, making their celebration even greater because they both passed away on the same day, only years apart.

Visitation is 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the Huebner Funeral Home in Charter Oak. Funeral Service is 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Charter Oak. Interment is in Charter Oak Cemetery in Charter Oak. Memorials may be directed to the family.


Lisa Gallagher wrote on Sep 22, 2021:

"You will be missed by many. Deepest sympathy to your family. RIP Kudzu"

Dave and Janice Nemitz wrote on Sep 22, 2021:

"Dear Jalene, Our sympathy to you in the loss of your brother. Also, to your parents. He was way to young and we know you will all miss him. Our thoughts and prayers to you all. Dave and Janice Nemitz"

Carl Ullerich wrote on Sep 20, 2021:

" With deepest sympathy, may you have comfort and peace during this time of great loss. Wish we could go back in time to when we were neighbors many years ago and relive some of those good old days. I am thankful for the treasured memories of Brian and Keevan and all of the wonderful Knudsen family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time."

Sandi Sporleder (McCartney) wrote on Sep 20, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy Jerald, Bev, and Jalene. Thinking of you nonstop. Sending prayers strength, courage, hope, and comfort."

Joleen Schultz wrote on Sep 20, 2021:

"We are just "Heart broken" to hear of Kudzu passing. Jerald, Bev and Jalene you have our DEEPEST SYMPATHY. May our Loving Savior hold you close in the palms of his hands."

Lafrentz wrote on Sep 20, 2021:

"We are so sorry for your loss! May God?s strength help your family thru the rough days. Sending our love and prayers. the Lafrentz family"