Obit: Amundson, Arnold (1882 - 1939)

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Surnames: Amundson, Schmeichen, Pacholke, Evenson, Stichert, Young, Sixel, Wesling, Bergstrom, Hederer, Firnstahl, Kamps, Buchmiller, Blum. Allmann, Wenzel, Nelson, Fults, Flink, Stark, Dallmann

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/19/1939

Amundson, Arnold (29 Sept. 1882 - 18 Jan. 1939)

Arnold Amundson, who suffered a stroke several weeks ago, died Wednesday night. Funeral arrangements have not been made as we go to press this Thursday morning.

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/26/1939

Funeral services for Arnold Amundson, who died January 18th, at 8:20 P.M., as the result of a paralytic stroke and pneumonia, were held on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the Lulloff Funeral home and at 2:00 P.M. at the First Evangelical and Reformed church, Rev. S. A. Schmiechen officiating and internment was made in the Colby cemetery. Pall bearers were Fred Pacholke, Edward Pacholke, John Pacholke, Louis Pacholke, Howard Pacholke and Martin Evenson. Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. Edward Pacholke, Mrs. Howard Pacholke, Mrs. Martin Evenson, Mrs. Anna Stichert, Mrs. Wm. Young and Mrs. Louis Pacholke.

Mr. Amundson was born in Oslo, Norway, on September 29th, 1882, thus reaching the age of fifty-six years, three months and twenty days. He came to this country at the age of two months with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Amundson. He spent practically all of his life in this community and was a railroad man in Unity until twenty-five years ago when he purchased a farm two miles east of Colby. He was married at Chippewa Falls on October 15, 1907, to Miss Amelia Pacholke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pacholke.

Surviving are his wife and five children, namely: Mrs. Ary Sixel of Sheboygan, Miss Ruth Amundson of Green Bay, Mrs. Joe Wesling of Marshfield, Lloyd Amundson and Joyce Amundson, at home. Also one grand daughter, Jeanette Sixel.

Out of town people here for the funeral were Mrs. Andrew Bergstrom and son, Gordon, of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hederer, Mrs. Inga Firnstahl, Henry Kamps, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Buchmiller, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Blum, Mrs. Lena Allmann, Mrs. Wm. Wenzel, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wesling, all of Marshfield, Mrs. Anna Evenson, Mrs. Chris Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Evenson, all of Unity, Mr. and Mrs. Ary Sixel and daughter, Jeanette, and Mrs. Anna Stichert of Sheboygan, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pacholke of Eau Claire, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pacholke and son, Allan, of Withee, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Fults of Stetsonville, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pacholke of Greenwood, Miss Ruth Amundson of Green Bay, Mr. and Mrs. August Flink and Mrs. Sam Stark of Unity and Mrs. W. Dallmann of Milwaukee.

The deceased was a kind and indulgent father, a good Christian and neighbor and an industrious worker. He also had a congenial disposition, thus making many friends who will also miss his sudden departure. He was ill only three weeks.


Re: Obit: Amundson, Arnold (1882 - 1939)

Contact: Lynne Sinclair Berendsen

Arnold Amundson was my maternal grandfather. His paarents were Hans and Regine.

I am Ruth Amundson Sinclair's daughter. I am trying to find out more about his Norwegian ancestors from Oslo, formerly called Christiania. Arnold had a relative with the first name of Aagot who corresponded with the family until about 1943 or 1944.



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