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Ethel Kristina (Olson) Amundson

Ethel Kristina (Olson) Amundson, 93, passed away March 10, 2007, at St. Francis in the Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, Superior. She was born Oct. 17, 1913, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Edwin and Olga (Widmark) Olson. The Olsons moved to Supe...

Ethel Kristina (Olson) Amundson, 93, passed away March 10, 2007, at St. Francis in the Park Health and Rehabilitation Center, Superior.

She was born Oct. 17, 1913, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Edwin and Olga (Widmark) Olson. The Olsons moved to Superior in 1918 with their two children, Ethel and Eddie. Ethel graduated from Central High School in 1931 and received a teaching certificate from Superior State Teachers College in 1933.

She taught elementary school in the Superior district before her marriage to Roland "Whitey" Amundson in 1941. They made their home and raised their children in Superior, with the exception of several years during World War II, when they lived in New Castle, Del. During the summer months Ethel loved to spend time at the family cabin at Lake Nebagamon.

Ethel was a member of PEO Chapter BU, First (United) Presbyterian Church, Superior Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, musical group Kazoo Kids, and her group of lady friends who called themselves The Roadrunners (because they were always on the go). She was a wonderful support to her parents, her husband, her children and grandchildren, and she was a friend to all.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Eddie (1958), father, Edwin (1967), beloved husband, Whitey (1968), mother, Olga (1981), and many dear friends.

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She is survived by her children, Sally (Bill) Heytens, Bayfield, Ross (Margaret) Amundson, Chesterton, Ind., and Bob (Kathy Bennett) Amundson, Duluth; grandchildren, Toby (Sarah Sawtelle) Heytens, Troy (Laura) Heytens, Heidi (Bryan) Wolbert, Amy (Shige) Honjo, Corey (Susan) Amundson, Sarah (Seth) Cirker, Brian Amundson, Jim (Jennifer) Amundson, and Bobbi (Edmond Ordes) Amundson; and six great-grandchildren.

Ethel's family is deeply appreciative of the many wonderful caregivers from Southdale Terrace, St. Francis South, and St. Francis in the Park who took such good care of her during the past 14 years, and of the numerous friends who regularly visited Ethel, especially her lifelong friend, Betty Berg.

A celebration of Ethel's life will take place at United Presbyterian Church, Superior, at 11 a.m. Saturday, where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Pastor Joel Huenemann will preside.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to United Presbyterian Church.

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