|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1836, Norway|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 1917|
Flat stone near monument reading "He that doeth the will of God abideth forever".
Barron County News Shield 9 Nov 1917 page 5 col 3
Knute Amundson, born in Weldurs, Norway on Sept 12, 1836, died at the home of his son at Dallas, WI on Oct 29 at 8:30 pm. Mr. Amundson grew to manhood in his native land, and at the age of 24 he chose as his bride Miss Raghnild Evenson. They made their home in Norway until 1869, when they emigrated to America, settling in Dane County.
After residing there for one year, Mr. Amundson came to Dallas and took up a homestead, on which he resided until about a year ago when he went to Cameron to live with his daughter, Mrs. Engebretson.
Mrs. Amundson preceded her husband to the Great Beyond by about 4 1/2 years, passing away on March 7, 1913.
Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Amundson, six of whom are still living: Mrs. Anna Engebretson of Cameron, Evan Amundson of Dallas, Mrs. Clara Malum of Maple Grove, John Amundson on the old homestead north of Dallas, Mrs. Ida Hanson and Oscar Amundson of Dallas. Besides the six sons and daughters, there are 61 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and a legion of friends.
Mr. Amundson was in very good health until in August, when he had a light stroke of paralysis, but had regained his health sufficiently to enable him to go to Dallas on Wednesday, Oct 24, when he was again stricken with paralysis, passing away on October 29 at 8:30 pm.
The funeral rights were solemnized at Dallas on Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. Rev. Kirkeberg of Dallas spoke the words of comfort to the loved ones in attendance, and Mr. Amundson was laid to rest in the cemetery at Dallas. A large concourse of friends accompanied him to his final resting place. There were many very beautiful floral offerings, showing the high regard of his friends.
Mr Amundson was a devout Christian man, a loving husband and father, and a kind and obliging neighbor, withal one long to be remembered by all who knew him. All who know the family join in extending their sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Thus ends a life fully rounded out in years and deeds, and he sleeps, to awake to the call of the loved Master when He comes to summon His children home.
Mr Amundson in early life was one of the progressive hard-working farmers of this town and did his share in clearing the timber and subduing the soil, making this town as it is today.
According to the Statsarkivet at Hamar, Norway, Knute was the son of Amund Julsen and Anne Nilsdatter Thomassaet. The family had land along the Steinset Fjord. The gard was called Sondre Steinset Gard. His siblings were Ingrid, Nils, Jul, Tore, Anne, and Ole; an older half-sibling was named Guri.
Ragnild Evensdatter Thon Amundson (1838 - 1913)*
Andru Amundson (1860 - 1910)*
Anne Engebretson Halberg (1863 - 1959)*
Evan A Amundson (1866 - 1955)*
Olia Amundson Huseth (1868 - 1905)*
Theodor Amundson (1871 - 1893)*
Clara Amundson Malum (1874 - 1947)*
Ida Amundson Hanson (1876 - 1929)*
Emma Berthina Amundson (1878 - 1882)*
John K. Amundson (1881 - 1957)*
Oscar Amundson (1884 - 1957)*
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Record added: Sep 19, 2010
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