Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Amundson, 73, of Hartley, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at United Methodist Church in Hartley. Rev. Steve Campbell will officiate the service.
Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church.
A memorial veterans service will be held immediately following the church service at the Veterans Memorial in Hartley, west of the community center.
Mr. Amundson passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Jerry Robert Amundson, the son of Raymond and Hazel (Will) Amundson was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Hartley. His childhood years were spent in Hartley where he received his education. In 1953, Jerry left school early and enlisted in the United States Marines, during the Korean Conflict. While with the Marines Jerry finished his schooling and was honorably discharged in 1957.
Jerry soon went to work on his Aunt's ranch in Wyoming. He eventually moved back to Hartley where he worked for the Hartley Creamery. He also had worked for the City of Hartley, was a meat cutter for the Hartley Packing Plant, founded his own honey bee business, and started his own locksmith business. Jerry attended NITC in Sheldon for two years where he studied carpentry. He was a handyman that enjoyed plumbing and hanging sheetrock.
Jerry was an active member of the American Legion in Hartley, were he served as Chaplin for many years. Jerry started the Road Rebel Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian; his parents; and one brother, Raymond.
Jerry is survived by two sisters: Florine Cox Curry of Ponca, Neb., and Barbara Ver Huel and husband, James of Omaha, Neb.
Warner Funeral Home of Hartley is in charge of arrangements.