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Vera Sylvia (Kultala) Amundson

Vera Sylvia (Kultala) Amundson, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. She was born June 28, 1917, the second child of Helga and Andrew Kultala. She married Herbert John Amundson on Jan. 31, 1938...

Vera Sylvia (Kultala) Amundson, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. She was born June 28, 1917, the second child of Helga and Andrew Kultala. She married Herbert John Amundson on Jan. 31, 1938. He preceded her in death in 1988 after 50 years of marriage. They raised three daughters, Barbara (Gary) Jorgensen of Pine River, Wis., Janet Amundson of Los Banos, Calif., and Patricia Clenner of Los Banos, Calif. She was a devoted grandmother of Sheri (Roger) Bahr of Pine River, Wis., Paul (Joyce) Jorgensen of Poy Sippi, Wis., and Karin (Steve) Macijeski of Fremont, Wis.; and great-grandmother to Alex and Ryan Bahr, Jacklyn Jorgensen, Jenna and Brianna Macijeski. She is also survived by sisters, Bertha Seppala Chapin of Cloquet, Thyra (George) Clark of Proctor, Minn., and Ethel (Gene) Lindberg of Duluth, Minn.; and a sister-in-law, Betty Kultala of Washington. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Waino, Verner and Edward; and a son-in-law, Richard Clenner.

In 1943 Herb and Vera moved to California. They returned to Minnesota after several years and eventually settled in California to raise their family.

Vera was a stay-at-home mom, giving all of her love and attention to her husband and family. Vera's faith and church was always an important part of her life. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Berlin, Wis. Vera was active in the PTA and Blue Birds. She began bowling at the age of 65 and joined many leagues, both regular and senior. She loved to cook, bake, clean house and garden. She enjoyed polka music and dancing. She also had a deep affection for her kitties.

Because of her health and medical needs, she spent the last five years in Berlin, Wis., at Juliette Manor.

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Vera left behind a legacy of love, compassion and caring.

A special thank you to the entire staff of Juliette Manor not only for their special care they gave, but also the care and kindness they showered in time of need. How blessed we are as a family.

A funeral service was held at the St. John Lutheran Church in Berlin, Wis., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Bryan Lundquist officiating. Interment was in the Poy Sippi Cemetery, Township of Poy Sippi, Waushara County, Wis.

The Holly Funeral Home of Poy Sippi, Wis., assisted the family with arrangements.

October 18, 2007

  • Cloquet, Minn.
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