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Mary Ellen Amundson


Wed, Feb 5th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Mary Ellen Amundson, 70, of Chatfield, Minn., died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mary Ellen was born September 4, 1943 in Cresco, Iowa to Marvin and Olga (Benson) Iverson. Mary Ellen graduated from Crestwood High School in 1961. Following high school she attended college at Waldorf College.

On February 14, 1965 she married Stan Amundson at the Orleans Lutheran Church in Ridgeway, Iowa.

Mary Ellen was a member of Chatfield Lutheran Church. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, working in her flower gardens, and baking goodies. A favorite pastime was spending time with her friends, whether it be going for lunch, talking on the phone, or looking for a new craft. Along with taking care of the family farm bookwork, Mary Ellen enjoyed taking care of the baby calves, the family dog, and farm cats. Mary Ellen worked as a paraprofessional for the Kingsland School District, where she made many good friends.

Survivors include her husband Stan, five children, Brad Amundson of Chatfield, Brenda (Tim) Berg of Rochester, Minn., Betty (Chuck) Lund of Mondovi, Wis., Benita (Michael) Glassford of Zeeland, Mich. & Brandon (Kayla) Amundson of Chatfield. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: George & Eleanor Berg, Morgan, Miranda, Kylee & Amber Lund, Christian & Faith Glassford, Oliver & Marvin Amundson.

Mary Ellen is preceded in death by her parents.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Mary Ellen will be held 11 a.m Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Chatfield Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Docken officiating. Committal service will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church.

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