September 5, 1962 -
March 7, 2019
Kelly R. Knudsen, age 56 of Beatrice
passed away on Thursday March 7, 2019 in Beatrice.
Kelly was born September 5, 1962 in Blair, Nebraska to Leonard Knudsen and Linda ‘Newkirk’ Heggemeyer. She lived in Blair before moving to the Martin Luther Home (now Mosaic) in Beatrice. While living in Beatrice she worked at Valentino’s and the Stoddard Elementary School.
Kelly was very social, she loved music, dance and Christmas the only thing she didn’t like was shopping and dresses. Kelly was very sports orientated. She was involved in the Special Olympics for many years, traveling all over. One of her biggest loves was the Nebraska Cornhuskers. She hosted watch parties in her room for her friends. For her service the family is requesting those in attendance to wear their “Husker Red” in honor of Kelly.
The family is appreciative of the staff at Mosaic that helped with Kelly’s day to day care for all of those years.
Mother – Linda (Jim VanDyke) Heggemeyer of Fremont
Sister – Kathy (Dale) Matter of Cedar Bluffs
Niece – Sara Matter and her son Carter
Nephew – Jake Matter
Kelly was preceded in death by her father, brother Kendall and special friend Ronnie Niedfeldt.
The funeral will be 10:30am Wednesday, March 13 at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel in Fremont. Rev. Walter Nolte will officiate. Burial is in the Arlington Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9am until the service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Special Olympics.
Online guestbook at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com