Mildred Meridith Knudson, 85, of Dixon died Monday Sept 21, 2020 at KSB Hospital. She was born on January 3, 1935 at Jenks Maternity Home in Darlington, Wisconsin to Murle and Tina (Ward) Chambers. Meridith grew up in Darlington and graduated from high school in 1952. She trained to be a laboratory and x-ray technician and worked for a country doctor in Hollandale, Wisconsin and later for the Cunningham Clinic in Platteville, Wisconsin. Meridith was employed as a secretary for Dixon Public Schools and Lee County Special Ed for 26 years. Meridith was also employed for 4 years at KSB Hospital in the communications department. While working in Platteville Meridith met the love of her life, Fred "Fritz" Knudson, they were married on August 28, 1954 at the Methodist Church in Darlington. Together they enjoyed traveling many times to Albuquerque, El Paso, Colorado, and Northern Wisconsin. Together they raised 3 Children and many, many pets. Meridith was an avid reader, enjoyed early morning walks on Stony Point Rd. in her younger day. She always looked forward to her trips "up north" for visits with her sister Margie, and reminiscing of family memories of growing up in her beloved Wisconsin.
She was proceeded in death by her husband Fred, her parents, 2 brothers Wayne and Dean Chambers, and one grandson Joshua Chupp.
Meredith is survived by two daughters; Cathy (Andy) Pavesich, Carolyn Chupp, and one son James (Lisa Cady) Knudson. One sister, Marjorie (Beckwith) Walls, of Monticello, WI. Grandchildren; Corey (Shellie Matz) Pavesich of Lisle, Lyndsey (Dustin) Kelly of Dixon, Nathan (Dezarae) Haley of Lee, and Christen (Alex) Stych of Bermuda. Eight great-grandchildren; Desmond, Fiona, and Charlotte Kelly, Jaden, Demetrius, Sam, and Noel Haley, and Sarah Chupp of Waterloo, WI.
Cremation rights have been accorded.
Public visitation will be Saturday Sept 26, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Dixon. Family Funeral Mass to follow with Rev Thomas Lamb officiating. Face masks are required. Burial of cremains will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Luke's. Arrangements made by the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon. Condolences can be left at www.thejonesfh.com.