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Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL

OBITUARY

Nils Amdal

August 7, 1926March 23, 2020

Nils Amdal, born August 7, 1926 in Stavanger, Norway, son of Sigrud N. and Cecilie (Johanson) Amdal. Nils’s life changed as a child on April of 1940 when the German Nazi occupied Norway. Nils immigrated to the U.S. under the sponsorship of his Uncle Lars Tastad of Rochelle, IL after WWII in April of 1947. He became a naturalized citizen in 1959. Nils was a hard working self-taught man. He was employed by Elco Tool and Screw Co. on Broadway in early 1948 and retired from Elco Industries on Samuelson Road in late 1987. Nils married Else A. Hagland on November 4, 1948. Nils married Claudette Winquist Johnson on October 9, 1970. Nils enjoyed woodworking, camping, traveling and square dancing. Survivors include his children: Terry (Joy) Amdal, Judy (Tom) Pell and Carl (Denise) Amdal; grandchildren Traci (Leonard) Gallagher, Shawn (Natalie) Amdal, Nicki (Andy) Cottrell, Ryan (Lindsay) Pell and Nick (Tami) Amdal; great-grandchildren: Bentley Gallagher, Blake and Cole Amdal, Krystle Moore, Taylor and Hannah Middleton, Brooke and Devon Cottrell, Mya Pell and Olivia Amdal; great-great grandson Jorden Middleton; step-children: Mark (Susan) Johnson and Craig (Robyn) Johnson; step-grandchildren: Alek, Quinn and Abbey Johnson, Cameron , Jaime, Austen Johnson; sister Sigrunn Amdal ; his cousin Larry Tastad and family; nieces and nephews in WI and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Norway. Nils was preceded in death by infant son Eric N. and in Norway his parents, infant brother Johan, infant sister Ruth, sister Astri and sister Johanne Skinnes of WI and nephew Leif.

Due to recent health concerns services for Nils will be private to family only; a walk through visitation will be from 10-11 am, 10 people at a time and there will be no seating or gathering; a live stream video will be made available at https://www.facebook.com/SunsetFuneralHomeIL/ at 11:00 am (cst) on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors include his children: Terry (Joy) Amdal, Judy (Tom) Pell and Carl (Denise) Amdal; grandchildren Traci (Leonard) Gallagher, Shawn (Natalie) Amdal, Nicki (Andy) Cottrell, Ryan (Lindsay) Pell and Nick (Tami) Amdal; great-grandchildren: Bentley Gallagher, Blake and Cole Amdal, Krystle Moore, Taylor and Hannah Middleton, Brooke and Devon Cottrell, Mya Pell and Olivia Amdal; great-great grandson Jorden Middleton; step-children: Mark (Susan) Johnson and Craig (Robyn) Johnson; step-grandchildren: Alek, Quinn and Abbey Johnson, Cameron , Jaime, Austen Johnson; sister Sigrunn Amdal ; his cousin Larry Tastad and family; nieces and nephews in WI and many nieces, nephews and cousins in Norway.
    Nils was preceded in death by infant son Eric N. and in Norway his parents, infant brother Johan, infant sister Ruth, sister Astri and sister Johanne Skinnes of WI and nephew Leif.

Services

  • Private Family Funeral Service with live stream. Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Walk through visitation for 10 people at a time with no seating or gathering at anytime. Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Memories

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Kathryn Hodge

March 25, 2020

My condolences to Claudette and family. They were great neighbors and will be missed. Nils always had a great smile. May God Bless 🙏. I will keep you in my prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY