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Lowell Amundson, 85

Aug 10, 2012

Frost Lowell Amundson, age 85, of Frost, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth. The Rev. Arne Halbakken officiated. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

Lowell was born March 23, 1927, in Albert Lea, the son of Gerhard and Ida (Nelson) Amundson. He was raised and educated in Frost where he attended Frost High School. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1945. Following his service he attended Concordia College in Moorhead and returned to Frost where he farmed for many years. He was married to Evelyn I. Rush on March 25, 1956, at St. Olaf Lutheran Chapel in Austin.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Evelyn Amundson, of Frost; sons, David Amundson (Pat McCabe), of Blue Earth, and Paul Amundson, of Frost; brother, Justus Amundson, of Frost; sister, Geraldine Aslakson, of Minot, N.D.; grandson, Josh Amundson, of Blue Earth; and family friend, Paul Osterholt, of Ames, Iowa.

Lowell was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Beryl Bjorgan and her husband, Dr. G.R. Bjorgan; and a brother-in-law, Richard Aslakson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Interfaith Caregivers Parkinson’s Awareness Group or the Mayo Clinic Heart Research Foundation.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com