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Gerald Amundson 03/16/2023

Gerald “Jerry” Amundson, age 92, of New Richmond, WI passed away on March 16, 2023 at Westfields Hospital after a brief illness.  Jerry was born the son of Clarence and Ann (Scheidecker) Amundson on September 17, 1930 in Bloomer, WI.  He graduated from high school in Randolph, MN and following graduation he enlisted to serve his country in the US Air Force.  Jerry became a truck driver and was a very dedicated driver ending up owning his own trucking business.  On December 8, 1956, he married Fern Frame in Northfield, MN.  Jerry worked as a teenager until his 70’s before starting to enjoy some past times like golf and trips to casinos.  He always made time to “kid” around with people, especially his family and to cheer on his Minnesota Vikings, Gophers and Twins.  Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ann; brothers, Bob and Curt; and grandson, Dillion.  He is survived by his wife, Fern; children, Susan (Tollie) Thomas, Steven (Carolyn) Amundson, Don (Sue) Amundson; grandchildren, Brett (Ashley), Tollie Jr., Stephanie, Isiah (Whitney), Tony (Angie), Steven (Megan), Tanya (Bill), Michael and Randy (Rachel); 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Billie Jean (Jerry) Jerome.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave.) in New Richmond. Visitation was also Saturday one hour before the service.  Military honors were provided by the American Legion Post #80 of New Richmond.  Private family interment will be in the Boardman Cemetery at a later date.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch the recording of Jerry’s memorial service


  • Cathy Taylor Nelson Posted March 18, 2023 12:45 am

    Fern, Susan, Steve, Don and families, I am so very sorry for your loss. So many memories of Jerry are coming back to me. He will be remembered with kindness.

  • Diana & Ty Valentine Posted March 18, 2023 11:58 am

    So sorry to hear the passing of Jerry! Sending condolences to you all!

  • Diana & Ty Valentine Posted March 18, 2023 11:59 am

    So sorry to hear the passing of Jerry! Sending condolences to you all!

  • Carol Carlson Posted March 18, 2023 11:56 pm

    Fren,Susan,Steve,Don and family so sorry for your loss. Sending condolences to all of you 🙏

  • Scott Amundson Posted March 22, 2023 3:05 pm

    Sorry for your loss. It’s always hard. I loved the memorial slide presentation on Jerry’s life. I will see you all on Saturday.

  • Fay Posted March 25, 2023 8:55 am

    Remembering all the laughs. I fill very blessed l knew the both of you. Condolences to you Fern and the family.

  • Laurie Foster Posted March 25, 2023 11:26 am

    Sorry for your loss of your dad 😭. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 🙏🙏🙏

  • Ben Posted March 25, 2023 1:34 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to you family on the loss of this amazing man!

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