Thursday, March 12, 2009

A few Amundsen obituaries, related to the Lett family

Dr. Albert Edwin Amundsen married two Lett sisters, Kissie and Lucy of Mecklenburg County, Virginia. They were daughters of Joseph Aeperson and Mary Eliza Lette Lett. Yes, both of their parents were Letts. As a matter of fact, Joseph Aeperson Lett' parents were also both Letts, Joseph A. Lett and Jane C. Lett Lett. Therefore Kissie and Lucy are truly 3/4 Lett.

Little Falls Daily Transcript, December 27, 1943:
MRS. AMUNDSEN DIES SUDDENLY - The death of Mrs. A. E. Amundsen suddenly Friday evening at her home came as a shock to the community which she has served in a civic way during her 24 years of residence in the city. She died early in the evening at her home after she had been at the doctor's office, where she served as an attendant, throughout the day and was apparently in her usual good health. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Zneimer Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at the Church of Our Saviour. Friends may call at the Thompson Funeral chapel until Tuesday at 1 p. m. Mrs. Amundsen was an ardent worker in the American Legion Auxiliary and after serving as unit president she went on to state honors as department president. While Mrs. Amundsen was unit president she devoted much of her energy to improving Memorial park and she instigated the building of the section which lies south of Broadway. A lover of trees and flowers she was also instrumental in the horticultural improvements at the Town and Country club golf course. For many years she took a very active interest in the club and served as president of the women's division for a term. During her term of office as president of the Musical Art club she organized the choral club and a civic orchestra under Musical Art club sponsorship. Mrs. Amundsen held a number of offices in the Bethlehem chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star before taking the office of worthy matron. She was also a member of the Upper Mississippi Medical Society Auxiliary, St. Margaret's Society of the Church of Our Saviour, the Past Matrons club and the Past Presidents club of the Legion Auxiliary. Karjolaine Mae Lette was born in Mecklinburg county, Va., Feb. 10, 1888, the daughter of Dr. Jos. A. and Mary E. Lette. She lived in Chase City, Va., from 1908 to 1912 when she moved to Richmond. In 1918 she went to Lynchburg, Va. Her marriage to Dr. Albert E. Amundsen took place at Warren, May 4, 1918, and they settled in Little Falls in 1919. Surviving besides her husband is a sister, Miss Lucy Aeferson Lette of Richmond, Va."

The Hemet Newspaper, June 27, 1974:
"LUCY AMUNDSEN RITES FRIDAY - Funeral services will be conducted in the Memorial Chapel of the Greenlawn Funeral Home Friday at 10 a.m. for Lucy Lette Amundsen, 83, of Hemet, who passed away June 26 at Hemet Community Hospital. The Rev. Roy F. Schippling of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will officiate. Private internment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park, in Glendale. Mrs. Amundsen was born in Virginia on November 7, 1890 and lived in this area for 10 years, in the state, 30 years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of Glendale. Survivors include the widower, Albert of the home address."

The Hemet Newspaper, October 21, 1977:
"DR. AMUNDSEN RITES SET FOR SATURDAY - Services for Dr. Albert E. Amundsen, 88, of Hemet, will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy Schippling of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd will officiate. Members of the World War I Barracks will also participate in the ceremonies. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn in Glendale. Dr. Amundsen was born in Minnesota, December 6, 1888. He had resided here for 10 years, the state for 29. He was a practicing medical doctor for 40 years. He was a member of the World War I Barracks. He died at the LaJolla Veterans Hospital. His survivors includes a friend, "GiGi" Gravatte of Los Angeles."

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