Clara Amundson

Clara Amundson, age 102, of Ivanhoe, Minnesota passed away at the Hendricks Nursing Home on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 30 at Bethany-Elim Church in Ivanhoe.

Burial will be in Hemnes Lutheran Cemetery in Minneota.

Visitation will be 5 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29,  with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the church. Houseman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Clara Amundson was born July 2, 1915 in Island Lake Township, Lynd, MN to Elias and Martha (Johnson) Hoversten.

She was baptized and confirmed at Hemnes Lutheran Church in Minneota. She graduated from Minneota Public School in 1933.

She was united in marriage to Bernard Amundson on February 20, 1935.

They were blessed with two children, Karen and Dennis.

Clara was an active member of Bethany Elim Church in Ivanhoe.

Clara and Bernard lived and farmed in Limestone Township until his death in October of 1983.

Clara continued to live on the farm until May of 1990 when she moved to Ivanhoe. In September of 2015 due to health complications, she moved to the Hendricks Nursing Home.

Clara worked at the Ivanhoe Creamery and the Coast to Coast Hardware Store in Ivanhoe. During her life she enjoyed gardening, crocheting, quilting, ceramics, sewing and needle work.

She liked to play cards with friends and being with her neighbors. Clara was involved in two pinochle card clubs and she loved to host.

The moments Clara enjoyed most were the ones she spent with family.

Clara is survived by her two children: Karen (Jack) Kilby of Burnsville, MN and Dennis (Donna) Amundson of Ivanhoe, MN; six grandchildren: Debra (Wayne) Bednarek, Kay (Jeff) Robinson, Darla (Dan) Gladis, Greg (Meredith) Kilby, Duane (Jacqueline) Amundson and Daniel (Kari) Amundson; 19 great-grandchildren: Nick, Julia and Jacob Robinson, Michael and Lorelyn Kilby, Jason (Robin) Bednarek, Jessica (Barry) Gronke, Joshua (Rachel) Bednarek, David (Rachel), Daren, Douglas and Darcy Gladis, Edwin, Samual (Alissa Sik) and Lucas Amundson, Emily, Erynn, Ellynn and Evan Amundson; 11 great-great-grandchildren: Maddison, Alexsa, Jayda and Jaxsen Bednarek, Trey, Tyler, Tiffany and Trevor Gronke, Joshua Bednarek Jr. and Olive and Mabel Gladis; five siblings: Clarence Hoversten, Bernice Digre, Garfield Hoversten, Vincent (Marge) Hoversten, Kermit (Ruth) Hoversten; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; her parents, Elias and Martha; four brothers and four sisters.

Blessed be her memory.

Clara Amundson

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