Mark Amundson, age 76, of Rice Lake, WI, died on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on June 28, 1943 in Rice Lake to S.J. “Romie” and Ruth Amundson.
Mark worked on his family farm growing up, and graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1962. He worked in a number of locations including the Twin Cities, greater Chicago and the Midwest before returning to Rice Lake. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, motorcycling, classic cars and his many dogs throughout the years.
Mark spent many years partnering in business with lifelong friend, Howard Resnick, including the business ventures Automotion, Rice Lake Motor & Equipment and Rice Lake Hunting and Fishing Headquarters.
In the early 80s, he transitioned into the livestock industry and became a partner in his father’s business, Farmers Livestock, eventually owning and operating Amundson Livestock for many years.
He enjoyed traveling, golfing and spending time with his wife, Betty, during his retirement years.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Amundson of Rice Lake; two sons, Scott (Karen) Amundson of Eden Prairie, MN and Robert Amundson (Lara Hansen) of Rice Lake; two daughters, Stacia Amundson of Rice Lake and Kellie Amundson (Jason Brain) of Rice Lake; two stepchildren, Scott (Jolene) Frey of Eau Claire, WI and Renee (Tony) Tinder of Chippewa Falls, WI; 12 grandchildren, Heather, Zachary, Connor, Hannah, Charles, Layla, Kimberlee, Victoria, Cassie, Christine, Hayden and Hudson; two great-grandchildren, Molly and Asher. He was preceded in death by his parents, S.J. “Romie” and Ruth Amundson; and his brother, Jerry Amundson.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, WI, Rev. Todd Arneson officiating, with interment in Nora Cemetery in Rice Lake.
In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to Mayo Hospice and Health Care of Eau Claire, WI or at mayoclinic.org