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Marilyn Knudsen

Marilyn Domenici Knudsen, age 62, of Troy, Illinois, formerly of Springfield, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. She was born November 20, 1957, in San Francisco, California, the daughter of the late Peter Domenici & the late Marilyn Kay (Wanless) Handy.

Marilyn is survived by her husband Ronald L. Knudsen of Troy. They were married June 2, 1984, in Champaign, Illinois.

She is also survived by three sons, Jeffrey Knudsen & wife Rachel of Houston, Texas, Zachary Knudsen of St. Louis, Matthew Knudsen of San Francisco; daughter Emma Knudsen of Chicago; three sisters, Laurine Domenici & husband Jim Hatter of Alamo, California, Christina Gimondo of Springfield, & Leah Domenici of Oakland, California; and several nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by one brother Peter Domenici, Jr.; and a sister, Elena Domenici. Marilyn loved spending time with her children, being outdoors and at the beach, and loved her dogs.

A private family service will be held Weber & Rodney Funeral Home in Edwardsville.

She was cremated according to her wishes and a celebration of life will be held at a later date

. The family request memorials to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Condolences may be expressed online at

Weber and Rodney Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements

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