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David Lloyd Amunson, 67, of Soldier, Iowa, passed away at the Dunlap Care Center on Thursday, February 21, 2019. He had been a resident there for several months and was diagnosed with lung cancer about two months ago.
Per David’s wishes, his body has been donated to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, for study. A visitation will be held 2:00 – 3:30 P.M. Friday, March 15, 2019, followed by a prayer service at 3:30 P.M., at the Soldier Lutheran Church in Soldier, with Pastor Marsha Smith officiating. A luncheon will follow the prayer service at the church. Burial will be at a later date in the Soldier Lutheran Church Cemetery.
David was born to Milton Laverne and Hazel Mildred (Eulinger) Amunson on June 12, 1951, along with his twin brother, Donald, at the Onawa Hospital in Onawa, Iowa. He was raised on the family farm southwest of Soldier. He attended grade school at Soldier Consolidated High School, and graduated from East Monona High School in Moorhead, Iowa, in 1969. He was confirmed in the Soldier Lutheran Church.
David attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, from 1969 until 1971, and then returned to Soldier where he worked various jobs and operated a construction business with his brother, Donald. He returned to Iowa State in the winter of 1977 to take additional construction courses, and then came back to Soldier. He lived in Ames from 1984 until 1987, when he returned to Soldier because of failing health issues with rheumatoid arthritis. David’s health continued to decline and he was unable to work.
He enjoyed watching Iowa State Athletic events and gardening. He planted a very large garden for many years and canned numerous quantities of vegetables from his gardens. David lived on the family farm for many years until his health forced him to move off, eventually requiring him to live in a health care facility.
Survivors include his brother, Dale and wife Nancy Amunson; twin brother, Donald Amunson; nephew, Erik and wife Angela; great-niece, Alexa; and great-nephew, Ryker.
He was preceded in death by his father Milton in 1984 and by his mother Hazel in 2009.
Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com