Joseph Douglas Knudsen

November 5, 1993 ~ March 5, 2021 (age 27)


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On Friday, March 5, 2021 our lives were forever changed when we lost our beloved son, uncle, brother and friend, Joseph Douglas Knudsen, 27, of Great Falls in a car accident.  We will celebrate his life on Friday, March 19th at 2:00 PM in the Rose Room Chapel at Croxford Funeral Home.  The Service will be Livestreamed for those who are unable to attend by going to and clicking on his obituary. 

Born November 5, 1993 in Great Falls, MT to Darrin Knudsen and Vanessa Marcinek, Joe attended the local schools and became a mechanic and carpenter.  He worked with My Neighbor in Need and Minot Builders Supply, working construction, building, painting and woodworking.  He was a member of MT Honda Club and Rotary Engine Club.  He loved “working in the shop” building cars.  Being a hunter and a fisherman, he enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors. 

Joe loved his family, was an amazing uncle who spent much of his free time with his nephew, nieces, and sister.  He had a big heart, loved hard, was kind and caring, generous and empathetic.  He was a very good friend to so many.  He strove to accept anyone, no matter their social class, gender, or family background.  He never judged, just accepted and loved.  Joe will be missed fiercely by those who knew and loved him. 

Survivors include his mother, Vanessa Marcinek; father, Darrin Knudsen; sister, Alicia Muller; stepmother, Crystal Knudsen; stepbrother, Travis Heitmann; stepsister, Sareece Heitmann; nephew, Braycen Gray; nieces, Aubrey and Olivia Schwertz; cousin, Kimberly Knudsen; many aunts, uncles and cousins; best friend, Austin “Diaz”.

Those who have preceded him in death include his sister, Rebecca Marcinek; grandma, Alice Hoyt; grandmother, Mary Lynn Knudsen.

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Celebration of Life
March 19, 2021

2:00 PM
The Rose Room Chapel ~ Croxford Funeral Home
1307 Central Ave
Great Falls, MT 59401

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