Dale W. Amundson

                    January 20, 1928  -  March 18, 2011

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Dale W. Amundson, 83, of Cumberland died Friday, March 18, 2011 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. He was born January 20, 1928 in Rice Lake, WI to Francis and Anna (Beylund) Amundson. Dale was raised in Rice Lake and graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1945. He graduated from UW-River Falls in 1951 with a major in Biology. Dale was married to Ardis Olson at Zion Lutheran Church in Turtle Lake on July 24, 1954. He received a Masters Degree in Science Education at UW - Madison in 1957 and a Masters in Biology at the University of Montana-Missoula in 1964. He taught biology and science at Thorp High School from 1952-1989. While in Thorp, Dale was a co-leader of Explorer Scouts and a Freshman Basketball Coach.

Dale retired as a Captain from the Army National Guard where he had served from 1948-1969.

He is survived by his wife, Ardis of Cumberland; 2 daughters, Roberta (Rick) Freitag of Birchwood and Patricia (Richard) Lauria of Eden Prairie, MN; 2 sons, Michael (Donna) Amundson of Stillwater, MN and James Amundson of Madison; 6 grandchildren; 2 stepgrandchildren
1 sister-in-law, Caroline Amundson of Cameron and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 1 brother Robert Amundson and 1 sister Janet Demers.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 26, 2011 at First Lutheran Church, Cumberland, WI with Rev. Tim Schmidt officiating. Visitation will be for one hour before the service. Private burial of cremains will be in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery, Spooner, WI. Military Honors will be accorded by the Wisconsin Military Honors Team.
Memorials preferred to Friends of Hunt Hill or Thorp Education Scholarship in lieu of flowers.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland.

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Born: January 20, 1928

Death: March 18, 2011

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