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February 6, 1939 - July 25, 2017

Donald A. Amherdt, 78, of Caledonia, MN passed away Tuesday July 25, 2017 at Mayo Hospital in Rochester, MN from complications of pancreatitis.

Don was born the son of Otto and Lena (Rikli) Amherdt on February 6, 1939, in Hollandale WI. He attended Oregon High School. On July 16, 1960, he married the love of his life, Marjorie Blount, in Portage, WI.

He worked on a Pardeeville canning company farm raising peas and corn outside of Portage and then the Portage Tire Mart as a retreader for 30+ years.

In 1983 Don and Marge bought an 80 acre hobby farm just north of Montello. He raised a few animals and had plenty of area to hunt-one of his favorite past times. He also enjoyed watching the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers.

He is survived by his wife Marjorie, children Constance (Michael) Coron Wautoma, WI, Richard (Tami) La Crescent, MN. 3 grandchildren Erin and Brenna Coron, Wautoma, Megan (Jordon) Salazar, Pembina, ND. 2 great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Freya Salazar. Brothers James (Gladys) Amherdt and Otto Amherdt. 1 sister Betty (Gilbert) Roessler. He is further survived by other nieces, nephews and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents: Otto and Lena Amherdt, sisters Louise (Paul) Bowers and Polly (Fred) Sanders.

Private burial will take place at a later date. Condolences or memorials may be sent to Marge c/o Rich Amherdt 1939 Hwy. 16 La Crescent, MN 55947

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