Adrian Amundsen

Adrian Dirk Amundsen

1939 - 2024

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Dirk (Adrian) Amundsen, 85, of Newton, formerly of Ossian, Iowa, died on Saturday morning, May 25, 2024, at Unity Point Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, surrounded by his family. 

  Dirk, the son of Donald Lynden and Rosalind Mae (Riveland) Amundsen, was born April 13, 1939, in Oskaloosa.  He attended and graduated from Ossian Public High School, and later attended Luther College and the University of Iowa. 

  On February 17, 1962, Dirk was united in marriage with Marlys Joyce Birdsell.  Together they worked and later owned the Ossian Bee.  He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Newton.  Dirk was employed by Rock Communications in Newton. 

  He was preceded in death by his parents. 

  Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m., July 13, 2024 at the Hillside Cemetery in Ossian.  The Pence~Reese Funeral Home, in Newton, is in charge of the arrangements. 

  Those left to honor Dirk’s memory include his wife of 62 years, Marlys; his son Ross (Kelly) Amundsen of Colfax, Iowa; his daughter Jill (John) Essex of Des Moines; his five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; a sister Cindy |(Jeff) Jones of Madison, WI; and his many extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Dirk’s family or a charity of your choosing.

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