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Obituary for Elvera "Vera" J. Amundsen
Elvera "Vera" J. Amundsen of Frederic, WI passed away February 2, 2016 at Frederic Nursing and Rehab.
Vera was born on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1915, to John and Anna Olson. She attended Spring Brook Grade School and Frederic High School. She married Gandil Madsen and to that union a son, Robert Madsen was born. Gandil lost his life at the early age of 28 when he drowned in a boating accident. She moved back from Minnesota to Wisconsin where she met and later married Howard Amundsen. To this union twin daughters were born on February 14, 1950, Judith Marie and Julien Mary.
Most of her life she was a seamstress, sewing and altering clothing for other people. She also worked as a custodian in the Frederic Schools for 17 years. She retired from there in 1983 and she then drove for the aging program out of Balsam Lake as a volunteer driver for 15 years until 1998. She loved life and people and truly loved her work. She continued to take people to their appointments and to church at Pilgrim Lutheran Church every Sunday morning. She loved her Lord and her church.
Preceding her in death were her husbands, parents, brother, sisters, and many other relatives and friends. She leaves to mourn in her passing, her son, Robert (Diana) Madsen; twin daughters, Judith (Ed) Janovsky and Julien (Brian) Croteau; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Frederic on Monday, February 8 - visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Paul Peterson will be officiating and organist will be Mary Lou Daeffler. Interment will be held at Bone Lake Cemetery. Pallbearers are Greg Miller Jr., Jodi Miller, Brandon Johnson, Christopher Paulson, Ross Spencer and Amanda Spencer.
An online guestbook is available at www.rowefh.com . Arrangements are entrusted to Rowe Funeral Home in Frederic, 715-327-4475.