Lillian Blanche Amundson, 102, of Vermillion, passed away on May 7, 2013, at Sanford Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion. A visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m., with a rosary at 7 p.m., on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion. A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion with Fr. John Fischer officiating. Burial took place immediately following the service in Calvary Cemetery in Vermillion.
Lillian was born on Sept. 26, 1910, in rural Vermillion to Xavier and Ida (Couture) Millette. She was raised in rural Vermillion. After she graduated from University High School, she went on to spend most of her working life as a health care provider. After high school she also embarked on the other passion in her life, her family. She married the love of her life, Burdette Leslie Amundson, on Aug. 15, 1928.
Throughout her long life her love of caring for people was a highly evident and strong trait. This trait was shown at its strongest when it came to the love and care she showed her family, which at the time of her passing had swelled to more than 100 members. She held a special place in her heart for each one of them. She was well known as a woman who never met a child that she did not love.
She is survived by her children, Selma Jean (Don) Gant, Dean Amundson, Ida Lou (Paul) Horner, Judith (Maynard) Rasmussen, and Sandra Amundson; 27 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and her brother, Dick Millette.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Burdette Amundson; her children, Gerarld “Bud” Amundson, Arlys Gant, Arden Amundson, and Lawrence “Larry” Amundson; her grandchildren, Delvin Amundson, Darrell Amundson, and Timothy “Timmy” Amundson; her great-grandchildren, Joe “Corey” Ada, and Nathan Korbel; and her siblings, George Millette, Leo Millette, Ed Millette, Bob Millette, and Evalin Kleinjan.
Services were entrusted to Kober Funeral Home of Vermillion.
Condolences may be posted online at www.koberfuneralhome.com.