Edward R. Amdor, son of Bennett Nicholas and Ella Irene (Deveroux) Amdor, was born on Jan. 29, 1929 in Corning. Edward entered eternal rest on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, at the age of 84 years, nine months and 23 days.
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Following Ed's graduation from Corning High School, he began his career in agriculture as a farmer. Ed entered the United States Army on Jan. 2, 1951 where he honorably served during the Korean War Conflict in the 10th Recon Unit until his discharge on Dec. 18, 1952.
Ed married Janice Margaret Anstey and four children were born to this union. The couple later divorced. Ed was united in marriage to Jinx R. Blum in 1973 and together the couple raised five children.
Ed became an auctioneer and owner of several livestock auctions. He was a bonded cattle buyer and owner of thoroughbred race horses and was an avid golfer.
Besides Corning, Ed has lived in Massena and Bedford and returned to Corning after his retirement in 1993.
Ed was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Corning American Legion OURCQ Post #117.
Left to cherish Ed's memory is his wife, Jinx Amdor of Corning, IA; children: Ben (Della) Amdor of Osceola, Carol (Doug) Hardisty of Corning, Kathy (John) Elliott of Albia, Laurie Redding of Des Moines, and Charlotte (Dave) Brahms of Cumberland; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Beth Mueller of Omaha, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Jack and Bill Amdor; two sisters: Barbara Shuler and Helen Amdor; brothers-in-law: Harry Mueller and Olin Shuler; sisters-in-law: Doris Amdor and Inez Amdor.
Open visitation will be Monday, Nov. 25 at the Pearson Family Funeral Service in Corning from 2 to 8 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. The Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the St. Patrick Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Pearson Family Funeral Service in Corning is in charge of arrangements.
Pearson Family Funeral Service-Corning
701 7Th St Corning, IA 50841
Published in Atlantic News Telegraph on Nov. 25, 2013