Geraldine M. "Gerri" Amundson, Janesville, WI (1931-2014)
August 18, 1931 - May 27, 2014
Geraldine M. "Gerri" Amundson, age 82, of Janesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Rock Haven Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 18, 1931, the youngest of ten children to Oscar and Mabel (Jordan) Bumgarner, in a first floor bedroom on Harding St. in Janesville. Gerri attended Adams School and graduated from Janesville High School in 1949. She fell in love and married Eugene S. "Gene" Amundson of Orfordville, on Feb. 12, 1953, at Cargill UMC in Janesville, and together they had two sons. Over the years, Gerri has been a very active member of Faith Lutheran Church. Gerri served as a legal secretary at Parker Pen Company until she retired in 1987. Upon retirement, Gerri and Gene moved from their Manor Drive residence to their dream home on Middle Eau Claire Lake in Barnes, WI. For over 25 years, they wintered in Apache Junction, AZ, where they were involved in many community activities and developed strong friendships.
Gerri is survived by her husband of over 61 years, Gene of Janesville; two sons, Mike (Mandi) Amundson of Grantsburg, WI, and Jim (Kathy Johnson) Amundson of Janesville; three granddaughters; four grandsons; and five great-granddaughters. She is further survived by her brother, Dwain Bumgarner of Arlington, WA; many nieces, nephew, other relatives and countless friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers: Dewitt Bumgarner, Oscar Bumgarner, and Bob Bumgarner; and her sisters: Jean Haugen, Betty DeGarmo, Ann Wienke, Winnie Bagley and Dorothy Bassett.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2116 Mineral Pt. Ave., Janesville, with Rev. David Andert officiating. Entombment will be at Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Visitation will be at FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH on Friday from 4 until 7 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the CHURCH.
A very special thank you to all of the doctors, nurses and staff at St. Mary's Janesville, Clinic and Hospital, Rock Haven and Agrace HospiceCare. All of you are true Angels!
Whitcomb - Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
21 S. Austin Road, Janesville, WI (608) 752-2444