David Ray Amundson

December 18, 1952October 10, 2013

David R. Amundson, 60, of Duluth passed away October 10, 2013 at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth. He was born December 1952 in Duluth to Robert and Jane Amundson. David graduated from Proctor High School in 1971. During his high school years he worked at Shopper’s City and in 1972 joined the Army. He served in Germany until 1975 in the Army/United States Air Force. David returned to Duluth and worked at the Army Air Base as a civilian until 1978. In 1979 he moved to Minneapolis and joined the Active Guard- Reserves and continued his Army career until 2003 when he retired with 28 years of service. In addition to Minneapolis, David was stationed in Omaha, Nebraska and St. Louis, Missouri. Dave loved antique car shows, taking care of his yard, and his dogs. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, John. Dave is survived by his sisters, Linda (Otis “Andy”) Anderson of Duluth and Gloria (Ron) Whiles of Winter Haven, Florida; aunt and uncle, Lillian and Donald Amundson of Lewiston, Idaho; one nephew; five nieces; three great nieces; three great nephews; and his four-legged best friend, Zippy. Dave would also like to give a special thanks to longtime friend Betty; Maryann, Milt and Betty, Matt, and John for being such special friends and neighbors. Services will be held Monday, October 14, 2013 at Bell Brothers Funeral Home in West Duluth at 11:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior to services. Inurnment at Oneota Cemetery. To leave a memory of Dave or words of support please visit our website at


  • Memorial Service Monday, October 14, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, October 14, 2013

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Bill & Sandy Schoenke

January 18, 2018

David was a great person to work with in the Army! If there was one person that could easily crack you up and make you laugh! Dave called Sandy and I to let us know that he was not well and would pass away; but yet he still laughed! Dave was a real close friend as well as a co-worker in the Army. He would call us every year at Christmas to check up on us. When Dave passed; we lost a best friend. He will be forever missed and forever thought of in our prayers.
I do not one to deal well with the loss of a friend and thus it took me 4 years to write something.

Liz O'Byrne

December 20, 2013

Dear Gloria and Linda, My heart goes out to you both at the loss of your brother David. Even though I have not seen you Gloria, since we were in 7th grade I do think of all of you often. I remember David with his very infectious laugh and our walks to school, not to mention the fun time we had sliding down your tobaggon slide in your back yard.. This is your grade school best friend, Liz O'Ven. My sister GeorgeAnn died over 37 years ago. I still miss her. I am sending my heartfelt sympathies to you both. If you would like to contact me please Facebook me at Liz Mosier O'Byrne Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judi Reid-Goodrum

October 21, 2013

I had just returned from the card shop where I picked up a card to cheer David up. Your card was in the mail at the same time. I was so shocked that he went so fast. He called me about a week or so ago.
The memories I have of David, I will never forget. He was in the 775 at Fort Snelling as was my husband.We had so much fun with David, I will never forget him and all the crazy times we all had together. My heart goes out to all the family over your loss. It is a big one I am sure. I am glad we had pictures of him during our fun times. And I am a better person for knowing him.

Nancy Penkert-Scott

October 14, 2013

He always had such a great smile and was a joy to my mom with all of his teasing when he'd call her. His wit will be missed by many I'm sure.

sharon palkki

October 14, 2013

Hank and I would like to express our deepest sympathy and heart felt prayers at this difficult time. When David and I were kids, we played a lot together whenever our families got together. He was so funny!! The family clown. I remember when the dance called the "Twist" was popular. Family wanted Dave and I dance together. We moved so fast. Family members would laugh watching us. Also the game twister was a hoot. I was taller than David so I could reach more colors. It got pretty twisted. I have many more fond memories of David. David would call my mom and they would talk for hours. He was close to my mom. My mom was very fond of David. Now they are talking up a storm in heaven. David, you will be truly missed. Love you. Love, your cousin Sharon