Doreen AmundsonDoreen Amundson, 71, died Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND with her loving daughter, Patti at her side.
Doreen Amundson, 71, died Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND with her loving daughter, Patti at her side.
Doreen Audrey Kvemshagen was born on October 9, 1938 in Fargo, ND the daughter of Odin and Mabel (Skjervheim) Kvemshagen. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith in Northwood, ND. Doreen attended country school near Kempton, ND and graduated from Northwood High School in 1956.
Doreen attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with minors in History and Political Science. She began her teaching career at the Elementary School in Newfolden, MN in 1959 where she taught first grade.
On December 28, 1962 she was united in marriage to Rolland Amundson at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northwood, ND. The couple made their home in Newfolden until moving to the Amundson family farm in 1970. To this union a daughter, Patricia was born in 1974.
She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Newfolden where she was very active. She was involved in the Newfolden Nifties Homemakers Club; Doreen served on the Marshall County Central School Board for several years; and had volunteered at the Newfolden Elementary School Library for the last couple of years.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia (Jason) Anderson of Newfolden, MN; grandchildren, Ty, Tessa and Trig; special cousin and friend, Darlene Schreader of Forest Lake, MN; she is also survived by other cousins and many special friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Rolland in 2000; her parents; cousin, Verlyn Ness; and father and mother-in-law, Oscar and Tillie Amundson; and many aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 1, 2010 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Newfolden, MN with Pastor Sheila Michaels officiating.
Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery, Newfolden.
Visitation will be 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, January 31, 2010 with a 5 p.m. prayer service at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, MN. Visitation will also be 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., Monday at the church.
Family condolences may be sent to www.johnsonfuneralservice.com