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Alys Jean Knutston

April 24, 1942 — August 26, 2020

Alys Jean Knutson, 78 of Winona, died Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Lake Winona Manor. Alys was born on April 24, 1942 in Winona to Bye and Eudora (Gaustad) Compton. After finishing high school in Winona, Alys attended cosmetology school in La Crosse. She worked as a beautician at Regis before owning her own salon. Alys married Jerry Knutson and they later divorced. She then married Kenneth Maas and they divorced.
Alys enjoyed camping, playing pool, jetskiing, and waterskiiing. She as a lifelong member of Central Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her sons, John (Rhonda Steiner) Knutson, Dale (Amanda Brown) Knutson and Randy Knutson; grandchildren, Joshua, Alex, Ashley, and Dylan; great-grandchild, Joshua; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nancy Zabel, Patty Maringer, Pete Maringer, and Bobby Maringer; and her beloved fur buddy, Bailey.
Alys was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Joan and Donna; and ex-husband, Jerry.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday September 2, 2020 at Woodlawn Cemetery. Please leave a memory of Alys at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family.

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