Amos Arnold Custer
Amos Arnold Custer, age 84, of Cokato, formerly of Howard Lake, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at the Cokato Manor.
He was born Nov. 13, 1922 in Howard Lake to Warren and Agnes (Munson) Custer. Amos grew up on the family farm by Rice Lake, attended country school, and helped on the farm.
He entered the US Navy during WWII, serving in Antarctica with Admiral Byard (Bird).
Amos was married to Dorothy Hultman Oct. 16, 1938 at Stockholm Lutheran Church., rural Cokato. When they were first married, they lived by Rice Lake and had no electricity in their home. They then moved to an apartment in Cokato, and finally to their home on Swanson Avenue, where Amos lived until his death. The couple had four children.
Amos worked on the road crew for Wright County with Andrew Stifter, for Johnson Brothers Construction out of Litchfield for many years, for Orville Severson, and for Gobel Fixtures in Hutchinson. He retired in 1987.
Fishing, gardening, wood working and smoking fish were some of Amos’ hobbies.
He is survived by his children; Karen Grundhoefer of St. Cloud, Duane of Cokato, Cindy Custer (Alan Personius) of Corcoran, and Lori (Doug) Boyington of Hamel; grandchildren Todd and Tim Grundhoefer, great-grandchildren Kaitlyn and Tyler; and brothers and sisters, Pearl Gruenhagen, Delores Wessman, Dean Custer, and Wayne Custer.
Amos was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; parents; and brothers and sisters, Evelyn May, Jim Custer, Genevieve Miller, Milton Custer, and Donald Custer.
A memorial service took place Friday, May 25 at 4 p.m.at the Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, conducted by the Rev John Peterson. Military honors were provided by the Cokato American Legion Post 209. Interment was at Stockholm Lutheran Cemetery.
Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.