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Services Scheduled for Ryan Knudsen

The Plainfield 22-year-old died Oct. 14 after being struck while walking along I-55.

Visitation for Ryan A. Knudsen, 22, is scheduled for 2 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd., Joliet.

Knudsen, of Plainfield, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 14, when he was struck while walking along Interstate 55, Illinois State Police said.

Knudsen was a graduate of Central Elementary, Indian Trial Junior High and Plainfield Central High School in District 202, according to his obituary. He worked at Mickey O'Neill's in downtown Plainfield and had received a scholarship to Lewis University in Romeoville, where he planned to study aviation.

"Ryan was a sparkling young man and a gifted student who was full of life," his obituary reads. "He was devoted to his parents and sister, and all his family, especially his Grandpa Bob during his final illness. He will be remembered for his love of music, his kind heart, his wit and unique sense of humor, his infectious smile, and his talent playing the guitar.

"He was the beloved son of Alan and Jackie (nee Larson) Knudsen; dear brother of Kirsten; loving grandson of Janet L. Lindstrand of Morris and Carolynn (Pasquale 'Pat') DiTrocchio of Niota, TN; and fond great-grandson of Howard and Thelma Applen. His loving girlfriend Evelyn Bravo of Crest Hill, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends also survive."

Click here to read the full obituary.

Funeral services are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Fred C. Dames chapel. Interment will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery, Plainfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Brandon Andreasen October 19, 2012 at 09:19 PM
No, I don't want content censored. I want people to respect that someone died. This has nothing to do with your vendetta against the state police. This isn't about you. How bad must your life be that you think this is the proper outlet for your opinion?
Jdub721 October 19, 2012 at 09:27 PM
If this young man was my son I would be very hurt to know you would go out of your way to debate on my sons article rather than sending your sympathy or respect to the family. Think about who might be reading this and show some respect!
Mayhem October 20, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Stupid people!!! This has nothing to do with police work. It has to do with this young man passing away. It is about a family that has lost their so and brother. Have some respect.
Robert October 21, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Has everything to do with police work. Or rather ....lack of it!!
tracy maticic October 22, 2012 at 04:40 PM
So sorry 2 read about your loss jackie larson & 2 your family I pray for comfort for u all at this time of tradgy..no parent should ever have to go through lossing a child...I believe your son is in Gods arms now & I pray you & your family feel Gods presence at this time and always....

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