Donald Eddie Amundson, 86, of Staples passed away April 28, 2018.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Staples Alliance Church, with Pastor Bob Hepokoski officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are by Brenny Funeral Home, Staples.
Donald was born September 16, 1931 to Eddie and Laura (Peterson) Amundson in Wadena. After the death of his father the family moved to Staples in 1943. He graduated from Staples High School in 1949. He was a proud veteran who enlisted in the National Guard and served in the Army during the Korean War, 1948-1952. He was appointed a Lifetime Member of the 194th Tank Regiment. After working in several machine shops in the Minneapolis area, he moved the family to Staples in 1974 to work in the new 3M plant. He retired after 20 years where he made many life long friends. Don was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Staples where he served as an usher, elder, Sunday school teacher, and Awana leader. He loved cooking for men’s Saturday morning breakfast every month. The Monday morning men’s encouragement group was a highlight of his week for about 25 years. Don appreciated the outdoors and had a camper to take his family camping. They enjoyed Family Camp with church friends singing around the campfire. Everyone pitched in to set up camp and were one happy family crammed in the camper along with their dog, Chipper. He and his son, Dan spent many hours on their land in Todd County. They made many memories in the woods hunting deer and ducks. He enjoyed fishing on many lakes in Minnesota and Canada with Lake Shamineau his favorite. He enjoyed working on engines (his first car Model T), tanks in the military, snowmobiles, tractors and everything in between.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Doris (Liden) Amundson; one son, Dan of Motley; two daughters, Diane (Darin) Daby of Sioux City, IA and Deb (Rich) Hamann of Bloomington; one sister, Lavina Davis, Edina; one brother-in-law, Ray Garland, Staples; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many cousins, nieces and good friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Helen Garland; one brother-in-law, Garland Davis.