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Lenore Amundson

Lenora Amundson, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 13th at the Prairie Village Home in Hatton, ND. She had been a resident of Hatton her entire life.

Lenora Vigen was born to Iver and Caroline (Holm) Vigen on July 11, l920 in a farm house in Steele County, Golden Lake Township. As one of 17 children, she attended country school at Golden Lake #1 near Hatton. She worked in several farm homes helping with housekeeping and cooking before marrying Kenneth Amundson on June 6, l941 in Mayville, ND.

While they lived in Hatton Lenora worked in the Red Owl, the Johnson Stores and the Hatton Supervalue. In total she worked in grocery stores for over 50 years. She was active in the St. Johns Church, WELCA and Mary Circle. The St. John Church was very special to Lenora.

Lenora was especially proud of her children and grandchildren. She was known to be a "shark" card player and loved to play games with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed making special meals at the spur of the moment, quilting and making "jewelry Christmas trees" with Kenneth. And who didn't love Lenora's donuts.

Survivors include three children, Kendall (Linda) Richville, MN, Lynn of Hatton and Loren (Paulette) Fargo, ND, seven grandchildren, Cheri Arnold, Brad, Mike, Matt, Jenny, Ryan and Casey Amundson, ten great grandchildren, one sister Irene Hanson and one sister-in-law Eleanore Vigen, both of Hatton.

Preceding her in death were her husband Kenneth, one great granddaughter, Ella Amundson and fifteen brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 15th, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. in the St. John Lutheran Church at Hatton with visitation l hour before services. The interment will be in the St. John Cemetery, Hatton, ND.

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I wish to extend my sympathy to her family! Lenore was a sweet and friendly person when I would talk and visit with her at the stores she worked at! She reminded me so much of her niece, JaVon Flaten!

Marcia Eslinger Feb 15 2010 12:00 AM

I would like to express my sympathy to Kendall, Lynn, and Loren and your families. She was the nicest and sweetest aunt anyone could ask for. She will be missed!! She was always so happy to see us when we visited her and always had those delicious donuts to give us. I know she will be smiling down on us now.

Jan Hardel Feb 14 2010 12:00 AM