Richard Amundson, 83

Richard A. (Dick) Amundson, age 83, of Delano, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

At Dick’s request, there will be no services. His request was to have a “Celebration of His Life” at the Delano American Legion, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.

Dick was born Jan, 10, 1933.

He retired from Minnesota Rubber in 1992.

He was a very active member of the Delano American Legion and Sons of the American Legion, having held the office of Legion Post commander from 1979-1980, and 1980-1981.

He also served as the manager for Delano American Legion Baseball for many years, and touched the lives of many young Delano High School baseball players.

In the Sons of the American Legion, he held the position of finance officer for many years, and coordinated the omelet breakfasts taking place from October through May every year.

On the district level, Dick served as vice commander, membership chairman, chaplain, and district commander from 2002 to 2003. He also served as Department Operation Post Home chairman for the American Legion.

Dick was a member of Minnetonka Voiture l28l of the 40 & 8, served various offices, and was Chef De Gare 1990-1991. He was also a member of the ritual team, that installed officers of American Legion posts in the Tenth District and some other districts; and served as sergeant-at-arms for many years.

Dick was also a member of the Delano Sportsman’s Club.

He will be missed by many, and always had a smile on his face.

Dick is survived by his significant other, Pam Hoshal – they had 32 years of happiness together. He is also survived by his son, Doug (Penny); daughter Deb; sister June Bipes (Dwaine); granddaughters Tracy (Tom), and Kelly (Brandon); three great-grandsons, Jarrett, Jack, and Wyatt; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elsie and Albert Amundson; a grandson, Matt Amundson; and other relatives.

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