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Kyle William Knudson, 34, of Superior died Monday April 14, 2014.

Kyle was born July 15, 1979, in St. Croix Falls, Wis., to Donald and Candace Knudson.

Kyle attended grades K-6 in LaCrosse, Wis., grades 7-9 in Pikeville, KY, and 10-12 in Kirksville, Mo., where he graduated from high school in 1997. Following graduation, Kyle moved back to Wisconsin where he attended the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Creativity was one of Kyle's strong points: He particularly enjoyed playing the guitar and woodcarving. The outdoors attracted Kyle -- especially when physical activity was involved. Kyle loved sports, excelling in track and football. Some of his favorite times were spent riding his dirt bike and camping with friends in the mountains of East Kentucky. He was always a willing helper, enjoying hard physical labor such as carpentry, roofing, concrete work, making lumber, getting firewood, and more. He was his father's "right hand man."

Kyle valued his family and his friendships and will be sorely missed.

Kyle was preceded in death by his grandparents, Albert and June Knudson; aunt, Cheryl Knudson; uncle, Russell Latvala; and a cousin, Robert Latvala.

Kyle is survived by his parents, Don and Candy Knudson of Tamarack, Minn.; brother, Jeff Knudson of Kirksville, Mo.; sister, Laurel Buchanan of Superior; grandparents, Lauri Latvala of Cromwell, Minn., and Elvie Latvala of Superior; nephews, Lucas Buchanan, Benjamin Buchanan, and Liam Grenier all of Superior; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

VISITATION: 12 Noon until the 1 p.m. funeral service, Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. A time of lunch and fellowship will follow in the fireside room of the funeral home. Burial will be at Salo Cemetery. To sign the guestbook and offer an online tribute see,