Larry Lee Amdahl, 78
Larry Lee Amdahl, 78, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus-Rochester.
He was born Sept. 5, 1941, in Estherville, Iowa, to Gilbert and Hattie (Manthey) Amdahl. He graduated from Estherville High School in 1960, attended Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville, and Mankato State University, graduating in December 1967. Larry served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam era, 1963-1966, and was honorably discharged as a Corporal before returning to finish his senior college year. He was employed by the State of Minnesota from January 1968 until his retirement from the Audit Division of the Department of Revenue on Jan. 1, 2000. Larry was a spiritual man who loved his family and his church and was proud to have served his country. He enjoyed a trip to Vietnam in 2018 with his sons, Sam and Ed, and a trip to Israel in 2015 with son, Sam. He was an active member of the community, Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge, and Salvation Army and was a faithful contributor to causes serving humanity.
He is survived by his two sons, Samuel Paul Amdahl (Cecilia Huang) of Prospect Heights, Illinois, and Edward Phillip Amdahl (Claire) of Okinawa, Japan; beloved “Papa” to four grandchildren, Reagan, Madison, Stella Maris and Leif Amdahl; two brothers, Gilbert and Willis of Estherville; sister, Donna (Don) Hoffmeyer of Estherville; brother-in-law, Karl Fliehler; nieces and nephews; and former wife, Christine Henricks. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Arlene; sister, Joyce Fliehler; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Amdahl.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin, Minnesota. Visitation will be held on from 4-6 p.m., with a Masonic service at 6 p.m. by Fidelity Lodge 39 AF&AM, on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin. Interment will be on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Estherville. Memorials can be designated to The Salvation Army. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.