|Remembering Solveig "Sally" Amundson|
Solveig "Sally" Amundson, food services, died Nov. 1 at Valley 4000 Square, Grand Forks. She was 83.
Solveig Hildegard Gustafson was born Aug. 20, 1923 in Holmes, N.D., to Theodore and Mabel (Gunderson) Gustafson. She grew up and attended schools in the Holmes and Forest River, N.D., area, and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School.
In 1945 she married Ardell Heen in Grand Forks. She and her sons moved to California and she worked for Boeing Aircraft, returning to Grand Forks in 1959. She married Roy Amundson in Grand Forks on June 2, 1960. She worked for Scott's Music, various other businesses and the UND food services department. Following her retirement from UND she worked part-time as a demonstration associate for several different stores in the Grand Forks area until she experienced ill health in January 2006.
She was a member of University Lutheran Church and a circle there. She loved organizing family reunions, spending time with her family and most especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed several trips to California given to her by her children to visit her sisters and relatives there, a cruise in 1997 with family, a long midwest and east coast trip with family and most especially playing Gustafson Rummy with family.
Surviving family members include her husband, Roy, children; Richard (Gilda) Heen, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Earl (Helen) Heen, Grand Forks; and Rena DeSautel, Grand Forks; nine grandchildren, one great granddaughter; one brother and two sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Donn Heen; grandson Earl Robert Heen, seven brothers and two sisters.
Internment was at Memorial Park South Cemetery, Grand Forks.