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Ann Courtney Amunrud


Fri, Apr 5th, 2002
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Ann Courtney Amunrud, age 85, of Rochester, Minnesota, former longtime Canton resident, died suddenly March 30, 2002 at Rochester Health Care where she had resided for the past three years.

Ann was born June 30, 1916 in Fort Atkinson, Iowa to Joseph and Anna (Rausch) Nolte. She attended school in the Fort Atkinson area and on June 30, 1936 she married Bernard Courtney. They farmed in the Prosper, Minnesota area until his death in 1952. She then married Henry Amunrud who later died in 1958. In 1962 she moved to Canton, Minnesota where she worked and eventually owned the Canton Coffee Shop. After selling the coffee shop she worked at the Harmony Hospital until her retirement. She was an active member of the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton and its Altar Society. She volunteered at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel and enjoyed crocheting. She had been a resident at Rochester Health Care for the past three years.

Ann is survived by two daughters Darlene (Jim) Manning of West Covina, California, and Ruth Henrie of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; a son Wayne (Julie) Courtney of Byron, Minnesota; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son-in-law Jim Henrie; grandson Vance Henrie; a great grandchild; three brothers and two sisters.

Funeral Mass was held April 3, 2002 at the Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, with Father Steven Peterson officiating. Burial was in the St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery in Bluffton, Iowa. Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel was in charge of arrangements.
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