Gerald C. Amundson, age 85, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Oakland Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019, from, 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the church and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Military Honors by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Gerald Clayton Amundson was born on April 6, 1934, in Maddock, North Dakota. He was the son of Harris and Mable (Alsaker) Amundson. Gerald was baptized as an infant on May 13, 1934, in Cheyanne, North Dakota, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on June 13, 1948, in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota. Gerald’s confirmation verse was Ephesians 2:10. He received his education in Benson, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the Benson High School Class of 1952.
Gerald entered active military service in the United States Air Force on January 1952. He was a Korean War Veteran. His service allowed the opportunity to reside in various cities throughout the United States and Panama. He received an Honorable Discharge from active military service, on June 30, 1972, and achieved the rank of MSGT (Master Sergeant) E-7 after nearly 21 years of service.
In 1955, Gerald was united in marriage to Paula Watterson. They resided in Clovis New Mexico and shared 5 years of marriage together. This marriage was blessed with three sons, Randy, Mike, and Tommy.
In 1959, Gerald was united in marriage to Virginia Slyter. After the Air Force, they resided in Hutchinson area for 37 years, shared 47 years of marriage together and were blessed with one son and one daughter, Jeff, and Monica.
After Air Force retirement, he worked at Lutheran Brotherhood and Hutchinson Technology.
On April 4, 2009, Gerald was united in marriage to Ada Schauer. They resided in Hutchinson and shared 10 years of marriage together. Gerald joined Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
Gerald enjoyed traveling, camping, woodworking, golfing, bowling, horseshoes, singing, being a Winter Texan and painting pictures of nature. He cherished spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends.
Gerald passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019, at the age of 85 years. Blessed be his memory.
Gerald is survived by his:
Spouse, Ada Amundson of Hutchinson, MN;
Children with Paula Bull Amundson: Randall Amundson and his wife, Belannca, of Battleground, WA,
Michael Amundson and his wife, Jayne, of Broadway, VA;
Tommy Amundson and his wife, Monique of Battleground, WA;
Children with Virginia: Jeffrey Amundson and his wife, Patsy, of Hutchinson, MN,
Monica Rae Hahn and her husband, Darrin, of Minnetonka, MN;
Grandchildren, Anthony Amundson and his wife, Abigail, Rebecca Nelson and her husband, Keith, RaeAnna Hahn, and Mikaela Hahn;
Great Grandchildren, Philip Nelson and Cecilia Nelson;
Step Children, Scott Luhman, Tim Luhman and his wife, Joleen, Dan Luhman, and Brenda Zackrison and her husband, Tim;
Step Grandchildren, Jordan Luhman, Brady Zackrison, Haley Luhman, Molly Zackrison, Cora Zackrison, Courtney VanOverbeke, Tyler Luhman, Lexi Luhman;
Step Great Grandchild, Calix VanOverbeke;
Siblings, Marilyn Norman and her husband, Doug, of Montevideo, MN,
Dorvin Amundson and his wife, Karen, of Edina, MN,
Roger Amundson and his wife, Charlotte, of Washington, IN,
Irene Lindblad and her husband, Kelly, of Benson, MN,
Kenneth Amundson and his wife, Mary Jane, of Benson, MN,
Dennis Amundson of Benson, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Gerald is preceded in death by Paula Amundson-Bull, Virginia Amundson; Parents, Harris and Mable Amundson.