Alfred George Amundson
Submitted by Edgar on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 6:00am
Funeral services for Alfred George Amundson, 86, of Clifton will be held Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church at Norse. Military honors will be conducted by the Clifton VFW and American Legion. Amundson passed away on Friday, Feb. 21, at Goodall-Witcher Hospital in Clifton. He was born on Dec. 12, 1927 in Clifton to Adolph and Alvina Grimm Amundson. He attended schools in Clifton before joining the Army Air Corps. He served his country during both the Korean War and Vietnam War. He retired from the Air Force after 23 years six months and 19 days of service (and he would proudly quote that). While stationed in Okinawa, Japan, he met his wife of 50 years, Chiedo Iha. They married on April 30, 1963. They had two children, Alice and Alan. After he retired from the Air Force, they returned to Clifton. He worked as a supervisor at Chemical Lime until he retired after 18 years. Upon retirement, he devoted himself to his grandchildren. They were his greatest pride and joy. He loved his family and took pride in everything they did. Alfred was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clifton. The family later transferred to Our Saviors Lutheran Church. While at Our Saviors, he served as a trustee for two terms. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Alice Landua, and brothers, Jodie, Alton, Raymond, Irving, David, Daniel and John. Survivors include his wife, Chieko Iha Amundson; brother, James; daughter, Alice Brewer and husband, Rodney; son, Alan and wife, Shanna; and grandchildren, Austin and Emily Brewer and Aaron and Kaitlyn Amundson; and many nephews and nieces, great nephews and nieces; and great-great nephews and nieces. Memorials may be made to Our Saviors Lutheran Church or Goodall-Witcher Hospital. Arrangements by Clifton Funeral Home.
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