Donald A. Amundson

Amundson, Donald A. Passed away peacefully on Sunday March 22, 2009, at the age of 84. Beloved husband of PJ for 61 years. Also survived by sons Todd (Debbie) and Timm (Sara). Granddaughters Courtney and Ainsley. Step Grandchildren Danessa and Mathew. Great Grandchildren Oscar and Aaliyah, Brother Douglas, and many other family and friends. Don was commissioned in the Army Air Force in April 1944, as a member of the 12th Air Force/57th Bomb Wing. Based in Corsica August of 1944 to June 1945, as 1st Lieutenant and pilot of a B-25 Mitchell bomber, he flew a total of 68 missions. During this time he was awarded several Air Medals as well as the Distinguished Flying Cross. After his discharge from the service, Don enrolled at UW Madison in September of 1945 where he met and fell in love with his future bride, Patty Ryan. Don and Patty (PJ) were married in September 1947. In January 1948, Don joined the Roddis Plywood Corporation eventually becoming its General Manager for the State of Wisconsin. In May 1962 he joined the Jacobus Company as General Manager of Mid-City Lumber and Supply Co. in Wauwatosa, retiring in 1989 as VP/GM. Being an avid outdoorsman his entire life, Don spent a good portion of his retirement honing his horticultural talents which led to one of the loveliest yards in Elm Grove (we have pictures to prove it). The family would like to thank the incredibly wonderful staffs at Angels Grace Hospice and The Congregational Home for their loving care of Don these past several months. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated in his name to the . A Memorial Gathering will be held at the funeral home, Saturday, April 4, beginning at 11:00AM until the time of Services at 1:00PM. Private committal to be held. Sympathy Expressions BECKER RITTER Michael Feerick Associate 14075 W. North Avenue Brookfield 262-782-5330

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14075 W. North Ave. Brookfield, WI 53005

Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Mar. 25 to Apr. 2, 2009