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 Barbara Jean <I>Amundsen</I> Lykken

Barbara Jean Amundsen Lykken

Birth
South Dakota, USA
Death 12 Jul 2010 (aged 82)
South Dakota, USA
Burial Beresford, Union County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 100023622 · View Source
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Barbara Jean Amundsen died on 12 July 2010 at age 82; Funeral services for Barbara Lykken will be 10AM Monday, July 12, 2010 at Roseni Lutheran Church, rural Beresford, SD. Visitation is Sunday from 4-8PM at Wass Funeral Home in Alcester, SD with the family present from 5-7PM. Barbara Jean (Amundsen) Lykken was born January 15, 1928 in Alcester, South Dakota to parents Sverre Amundsen and Marie (Meinjohans) Amundsen. She died July 8, 2010 at Morningside Care Center in Alcester at the age of 82 years, five months and 23 days. Barbara attended Finn country school and Alcester High. She had to quit high school before graduating to help her mother run their restaurant in Alcester, SD. She married George K. Lykken on April 17, 1946 at Roseni Lutheran Church. They lived and farmed in the area and Barbara worked for a short time at Custom Coil. In 1974 they moved to Alcester. After moving into Alcester, Barbara began working at Morningside Manor initially as Head Cook and after going back to school to become a Certified Dietician, she became the Dietician at the Manor. In May of 1984 they moved to Sedona, AZ where they managed Sunset Village Mobile Home Park until George's death on December 26, 1988. Barbara continued as Assistant Manager until November 1, 1989. From 1990 to 1999 she worked in sales at the Naja Gift Shop in Sedona. Barbara's health began declining in 2001 and in November 2004, her family completed Barbara's request to get her back to Morningside Manor in Alcester if she needed to have long term care. Barbara was baptized at Peace Lutheran Church and confirmed at Nathanael Lutheran Church. She was a member of Roseni until March 1988 when her membership was transferred to Christ Lutheran Church in Sedona, AZ. She was active in the Lutheran Ladies Aid, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies Auxiliary. She loved dancing, playing cards, supporting her children's activities in school, church and 4-H, spending time with her grandchildren and helping others. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, parents and siblings, Ordean Amundsen, Bonnie Amundsen Rhode, and Jerry Amundson. Among those who gratefully shared her life are her children, Linda (Mrs. Douglas) Sandvall of Sedona, AZ and Arlo (Maurieva) Lykken of Alcester, SD; five grandchildren, Stephanie Sandvall-Young, Eric Sandvall, Derek Lykken, Andrea Dykstra and Rebecca Lykken; three great-grandchildren, Quinn Young, Gessica Sandvall and Brook Sandvall; and many nieces and nephews.


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  • Created by: Kathy Solem
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100023622
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Jean Amundsen Lykken (15 Jan 1928–12 Jul 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100023622, citing Roseni Lutheran Church Cemetery, Beresford, Union County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Kathy Solem (contributor 46991813) .