Lloyd Howard Amundson, age 79, of Mankato and formerly of Waldorf, died unexpectedly due to a massive stroke on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 14, 2017, at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato, with Rev. Dennis Heiden officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Mankato. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. on Sunday at the church, and continues one hour prior to the service on Monday. Arrangements are with Mankato Mortuary.
Lloyd was born January 15, 1938, in rural Emerald Township. He was the son of Clifford and Loretta (Wendt) Amundson. Lloyd was a 1955 graduate of Wells High School, where he excelled as a Golden Gloves boxer. He was united in marriage to LeAnn Prescher on December 16, 1957, at First Lutheran Church in Wells. Lloyd was a lifelong farmer near Waldorf. He was co-owner of Waldorf Grain Company elevator, trucking, and fertilizer. He was a member of Hosanna Lutheran Church, the National Farmers Organization (N.F.O.), and the Amber Lane Association Board. Lloyd received his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. He was a daily jokester who also enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, dancing with LeAnn, and spending time with his family. Lloyd prided himself on teaching his children and grandchildren on how to drive a vehicle regardless of their age.
Lloyd is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, LeAnn Amundson of Mankato; three children, Blane (Kerry) Amundson of Waldorf, Shalaine (Rod) Olson of Winnebago, and Leshaine (Curt) Sonnek of Easton; seven grandchildren, Brooke (Brandon) Olson, Ashlee (Joseph) Edman, Caleb (fiancée, Lyndsey Prouty) Amundson, Nicholas Mata, Erin Olson, Brody Sonnek, and Zackary Sonnek; six great-grandchildren, Briah, Brogan, Bray, Wyatt, Harper, and Sage; one brother, Gordon (Bonnie) Amundson of Mesa, AZ; also nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a great-granddaughter, Chloe.