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October 15, 1945 - September 1, 2015

Jerilyn was born October 15, 1945 in Preston, Minnesota to J. Wesley and Nelda (Larson) Knowlton.  She attended the Prosper and Canton Schools.  Jerilyn ran the family business, the Sportsmans’ Chalet, in Canton from 1975 to 1985.  She was a people person and enjoyed the many jobs that she had in the hospitality industry.  Her presence could light up a room and she loved to socialize and share funny stories with everyone.  She was a member of the Scheie Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Jerilyn passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015 near Mabel from injuries received in an automobile accident at the age of 69.

Jerilyn  is survived by three children Kevin (Bertha) Franzen of Winona, Minnesota, Karla  Franzen of Preston, Minnesota, and Kelly (Mark) Bartness of Ellendale, Minnesota, partner in life Larry Benson of Mabel; ten grandchildren Angela, Melissa, and Travis Franzen, Autumn Peterson, Kayla (Jack) Eiken, Krista and Nicole Wangen, and Noelle, Nicholas, and Holly Bartness; three great grandchildren Joey Peterson, Bryce Alderman, and Nadia Eiken; siblings Jerry Nolan (Patricia) Knowlton of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Mary Jane “Janey” (Dwight Scrabeck) Afseth of Harmony.   She was preceded in death by her husband Grant Grubb, husband Jerome Bangs, and her parents and grandparents.

Funeral  Services will be held 11:00 a.m, Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the ScheieLutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating.  Burial will be in the Union Priarie Lutheran Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 – 7 FridaySeptember 4 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel, Minnesota and one hour prior to services at the church.

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