Douglas B. Amundson, age 81, of Cambridge died October 9, 2017 at home from cancer. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Monday, October 16th at Cambridge Lutheran Church. A time for visiting will begin one hour prior to the service at the church. Private interment will be in oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Douglas Amundson was born December 31, 1935 to Ben and Martha (Jurgensen) Amundson in Mora, Minnesota. He attended Mora High School and then graduated from Mechanic Arts High School in St. Paul in 1954. He was on active duty with the US Army for six years. In 1959 he married Kathryn Greeley. They resided in St. Paul and West St. Paul for 14 years before moving to Cambridge in 1976. They were members of Cambridge Lutheran Church.
He retired after 37 years as an accountant for Burlington Northern Railroad. Winters were spent in Panama City Beach, Florida, where he pursued his favorite hobby of metal detecting. He was a long time member of the Northwest Coin Club and enjoyed over 50 years of coin collecting. His other passions were golf, fishing, bowling and gardening.
Douglas passed away October 9, 2017 at home, from cancer at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 10 days. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark; brother, Ray Amundson; sisters, Beatrice Pitcher and Betty Beasley.
Douglas is survived by his wife, Kathryn Amundson of Cambridge; daughter, Loreli and husband, Jeff Zimmerman of Columbus, Minnesota; son, Michael and wife, Kimberly Tyl of Eagan, Minnesota; one granddaughter, Tara Zimmerman (fiancé, Nicholas Christianson) of Columbus, Minnesota; sister, Dixie (Woodrow) Krueger of Oakdale, Minnesota; and by many other relatives and friends.
Jim Groe says
One of the nicest men I’ve ever met!!!
SANGEETA JAIN says
I am very saddened by the loss of your father. I am sure he will be truly missed and I will include your father and your family in my daily prayers. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult times., My most heartfelt condolences to you and your family
dick rowley says
Doug was one of the GOOD GUYS. There are many stories I could tell of our times together with Rex Johnson, Don Nelson and many more. We played cards years ago and golfed and had many laughs with everyone. We met at the Railroad and worked together all those years back from the 1950’s. I am sorry to hear of his passing. He has always been and will always be in my heart. Love to his family, and may God bless him.
Ralph Skoe says
With deepest sympathy for your loss. May the memory of Doug live on in your hearts and may you feel the support of others during this difficult time.
God’s blessings to you.
Mary Dybvig and Ralph Skoe