Leola J. Amundson

Born July 7, 1924

Leola June Amundson Age 86, of Duluth, passed away unexpectedly at her home Thursday, August 12, 2010.

Leola was born July 7, 1924 in Duluth, Minn., to Carl and Ruth Okerson. She was very proud to be a 1942 graduate of Duluth Central High School and on March 13, 1953 Leola married A. Arnold Amundson. Leola worked at Elliot Meat Packing for 30 years and finished her career at Human Development Center as a Credit manager. She belonged to the First United Methodist Church and was a member if the Weslyn Circle, Copper Toppers and very active in the church office in addition to other volunteer activities.

After retirement Leola continued to be active and had a very busy social calendar. She was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Class of 42 Central Reunion Committee and an avid fan of UMD Men’s Hockey as a long time season ticket holder. She was a member of the Blueline and Bulldog Clubs and enjoyed bowling and watching her great grandson participation in sports.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold (1990); son Gerald (1981); sister Clarice Hewitt (2003);and her parents.

She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn (Ron) Ferraro, of Duluth; 7 grandchildren Randy(Christy) McGlocklin, Lisa (Joseph)Howell, Gerald Nuttal, James McGlocklin, John McGlocklin, William(Heidi) Amundson, Deana(Kevin) Nolan. She also had several great-grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter. With her paternal relatives hailing from Rush City MN and her maternal relatives from Duluth, (both via Sweden), she had a large extended family throughout the Midwest.

In lieu of floral arrangements, memorials may be sent in her name to Shiners Hospital for Crippled Children or UMD Hockey Scholarship Fund.

Visitation from 11 am until the 12:00noon funeral service Wednesday, August 18th in First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway. Burial will be at Park Hill Cemetery. Please leave a memory of Leola or words of support for the family at Arrangements by the Jarvi Dowd Funeral Home, 925 E. 4th Street.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 18, 2010
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Leola J. Amundson

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Courage Center - Duluth

August 19, 2010

On behalf of the staff at Courage Center, please accept our condolences on the loss of Leola. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Julie Marincel

August 17, 2010

The family of Lee: Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I bowled with Lee at stadium lanes for quite a few years, we were on the same team. Always had a good time.

Kathy Salo

August 16, 2010

Dear Evie and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. As you know, I just buried my mom last week, also age 86, so I understand what you are going through. I remember wonderful times bowling with you and your mom. She was such a delightful person and was always so kind to me. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.