Andrew S. Amundson

Born on September 13, 1916

Departed on January 3, 2017

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Andrew Stanley Amundson, resident of Nashville, TN, died on Tuesday, January 3 at the age of 100. He was born on Wednesday, September 13, 1916 to parents Andrew Albert and Mary May Amundson in the Bronx, NY and was the oldest of four siblings, all deceased. He was a proud Catholic, New Yorker and World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant in the 109th Infantry, 28th Division; recipient of the European African Middle Eastern Theatre Medal, American Defense Service Medal, and Purple Heart. He worked hard as a carpenter with the Local 157 in New York City. He lived a wonderful and fulfilled life, cherished his wife and family, and gave generously to anyone in need. He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Virginia Catherine, in 2014 and is survived by his five children: son Friend Mark & wife Margaret, daughter Patricia Catherine & husband Keith, daughter Virginia Mary & husband Michael, daughter Andrea Lynn, and son Martin Andrew & wife Trudy; his seven grandchildren: Valerie, Kristin, Jamie, Colleen, Deborah, Matthew, and Victoria; his great-grandchildren, Cora and Andrew; and numerous loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of long-time friends. Calling hours will be held, Thursday, January 12th at West Harpeth Funeral Home in Nashville, Tenn from 5-6pm with a Memorial Service following. The funeral will take place at the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Friday, January 13th at 9am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Andrew to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV), The American Legion, or to The Salvation Army.

10 Comments to Andrew S. Amundson

  1. Cynthia Germscheid
    January 8, 2017 1:12 am

    Dear Ginny, Michael, Deb, Valerie, Wayne, and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I love you all.

    Best always,
    Cynthia Germscheid

  2. Frances Garguilo Kranik
    January 8, 2017 7:55 am

    My condolences to you all Mark, Tisha, Gin, Andrea and Marty and your respective families. May Andy rest in peace with your mom. Now the old “gang of friends” are together. You are in my prayers, sorry I can’t be there to pay my respects.

  3. Honey
    January 8, 2017 8:14 am

    I I miss your mom and dad very much they were like my parents to me I never had he always took care of me and my children and they going to be missed very deeply they were always there for me if I needed and answer for anything a question they were there to help me always love them and miss them love j honey joe billy Ricky Eric Brian and Craig they were like grandparents to my children I never had love and miss them

  4. Keith nugent
    January 8, 2017 10:12 am

    Heaven took another angel

  5. Linda Babner Needel
    January 8, 2017 10:15 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  6. Jennifer Hargis
    January 12, 2017 4:53 am

    Andrea, was so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  7. bonnie beckman
    January 12, 2017 8:02 am

    Please know my heart is heavy for you. I am so sorry for your profound loss. I Pray you have some comfort knowing your family was able to celebrate his recent birthday together. I’m sure he was so proud to have you as his daughter. When someone you Love becomes a memory…that memory becomes a treasure. You have wonderful memories you have shared with me, and now he and your mother are once again together. May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness, while your cherished memories bring you moments of comfort.

  8. Andrea Amundson
    January 15, 2017 4:44 pm

    Dad was patient, Dad was kind, Dad did not envy, he did not boast, but he was proud. – Proud of his country, his work, proud of his children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. – Dad did not dishonor others, he was not self-seeking, he was not easily angered, he kept no record of wrongs. Dad did not delight in evil but rejoiced with the truth. He always protected, always trusted, always hoped, and always persevered. His love never failed us – He was always there for us – he was the epitome of best Dad ever,
    In loving memory and sadness Andrea

  9. Debbie Walker
    January 17, 2017 5:24 pm

    To the Amundson family:

    I met your parents a few years ago when I was asked to take the Holy Eucharist to their home. It was my pleasure to visit with them and chat, and hear wonderful stories about their life and especially their family of whom they were extremely proud. It was with great sadness that I read of your dad’s passing. I will always remember him and your mom with great fondness.

    Eternal Rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

    Debbie Walker
    St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Cookeville, TN

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