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Elroy M. Amundson, 89, of Portland, ND, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at Sanford Health Center in Mayville, ND. A memorial service will be held Monday, August 6, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at Bruflat Lutheran Church in Portland, ND.
Elroy was born September 22, 1922, to Alvin Sr. and Jorgine (Kjensrud) Amundson near Portland, ND. He grew up and attended school in the Portland area. During WWII, Elroy served in the U.S. Navy. On June 14, 1943, he married Blanche Beck at Mahnomen, MN. He worked as a blacksmith in Mayville and Galesburg and as a construction mechanic at their farm in Hawley, MN. When Elroy retired, they moved back to Portland. Blanche passed away December 9, 2001. Elory enjoyed woodcarving and the Western Minnesota Steam Thrashers. He also invented a number of items during his lifetime.
Survivors include his children: Ron (Joan) Amundson, Williston, ND, Lyle (Ruth Ann) Amundson, Sherwood, OR, Gary (Karen) Amundson and Merle (Cherise) Amundson all of New Port Richey, FL, and Renae (Glen) Hanson of Hawley, MN; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren and one step great-great-grandson; brothers: Norman (Orpha) Amundson, Detroit Lakes, MN, Alvin Amundson Jr., Portland, ND and sister Delores Amb of Portland, ND.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, siblings: Olga Syverson, Alexander Amundson, Curvin Amundson, Roger Amundson, Irene Ingebretson, and Glenn Amundson.
Sandy Chichenoff Aug 10 2012 12:00 AM
Our condolences to you Renae and Family for your loss. I always thought it was fun talking with your Dad. Pat & Lori Wallace
Pat Wallace Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you remember and celebrate Elroy's life. Peace be with you all. - Ginny
Ginny Westberg Aug 6 2012 12:00 AM
My deepest sympathy to your entire families! Wish I could make it this evening to visit with all of you, but will be unable to make it. I have great memories of Blanche and Elroy's farm and playing with all of my extended cousins, attending the Hawley Rodeo and always getting dirty whenever we were fortunate to visit them. Hugs and love to you all!!!
Jennifer (Beck) Bolgrean Aug 6 2012 12:00 AM
To the Amundson families, My sincere sympathies to "all" of you. I have many memories of going to Hawley and the home-made donuts. There was always something going on while we were there visiting.Cherish your memories!! Patti Brustad-Ahl
Patti Brustad- Ahl Aug 6 2012 12:00 AM
There is a very unique, innovative, inventive, smiling bright new star shining in the heavens. You shall be missed, and always remembered, always loved. Connie & Don
Connie Aug 3 2012 12:00 AM