David W. Amundson

July 1, 1974 - January 13, 2019

David W. Amundson, age 44, of New Prague, died by suicide after a long battle with depression on Sunday, January 13, 2019.  Dave was born on July 1, 1974 to Tom H. and Marlys A. (Youngbauer) Amundson in Farmington, MN.  He graduated from Lakeville High School and attended Dunwoody College of Technology and received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in auto mechanics. He worked for the last 15 years for Airlake Automotive in Lakeville.  On September 10, 1994, Dave married the love of his life, Amy Hall, in Lakeville and shortly after, the couple moved to New Prague, where they raised their two children.  Dave was an avid outdoorsman and snowmobiler.  He shared his love of one aspect of the outdoors with others as coach for the New Prague Archery Club.  Dave was a loving husband, father, and friend to all.  He was devoted to his German Shorthairs and his Chevy’s, in equal measure.

Dave is survived by his wife, Amy; son, Kevin Amundson of Montgomery; daughter, Jessica Amundson (Alex Swenson) of New Prague; parents, Tom & Marlys Amundson of Lakeville; parents-in-law, Gary & Pat Hall of Elko New Market; brother, Jerry (Katy Mullen) Amundson of St. Paul; sisters, Becky (Shawn) Valek of New Prague and Carla Amundson of Lakeville; sister-in-law, Tracey (Jorge) Romero of New Prague.; his nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at FaithPoint Lutheran Church in New Prague with Reverend Dr. Steve Trewartha officiating. Visitation will take place at church 2 hours prior to service from 9 – 11 AM.  Lunch will follow the service at the KC Hall in New Prague. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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Dylan Raaen

Amy, thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time

Leah Kondes

I am so sorry to read this news, Becky. Will keep your family in prayer.

Robert C Wagner

Dear Amy, Kevin and Jessica, I was so saddened to hear of Dave’s death this past week. I think of all the illnesses, Depression is the hardest one to treat. I know that Dave rests in peace and joy with God. May God embrace you in his compassion and love today and all the days that follow. If ever you need support in your grieving, we have a wonderful support group in town that meets on the fourth Thursday of every month, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm in the Jameem Mape room (on the lower level) at Mayo Hospital,… Read more »

Jerry and Mary Perry

Sending our sincere sympathy to the Amundsen family. May God help you through this difficult loss of David. You are in our prayers.

Sandy Benolkin

So very, very sorry Tom and Marlys. Prayers to your family as you move forward with out your son and his family and children prayers as you grieve the loss of husband and father.

Marcia Roman

Tom and Marlys,

I was so sad for you and your family when I heard this news. I really don’t think I ever met David but I feel for you and his family. My son Noah is the same age and I can’t even think about the sorrow you must feel. I can only send my love to you all.
Always Marcia

Jayne Hirdler

Kevin My thought and prayers are with you and your family

Kari Richardson

Amy and Family,
Sending my deepest sympathies to you in this time of great sorrow, and hope you find peace.

I found this poem recently after loosing my grandfather and thought I would share it with you.
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Bob and Tammy Hauer

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Bob and Tammy Hauer

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Ron and Susie franek

Thoughts and prayers with your family

Linda Albrecht

I am so sorry to hear of your loss – my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I pray you are able to find comfort and peace in life everlasting through our Lord and Savior during this difficult time.
Linda Albrecht


I don’t know this family, but my heart aches for David’s close family, friends and relatives. Stay strong. Everyone is praying for you all.

Larry & Faith McCaghy

Dear Tom, Marlys, Jerry, Becky & Carla & Amy, Kevin & Jessica,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Today is the 2 year anniversary of Isaiah’s death and we know too well the sadness that goes with suicide. God be with all of you!! Larry & Faith McCaghy

Valerie Dunlavey

Amy, thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time

Dylan Raaen

we are going to miss you coach from New prague Archery club

Jim & Mary Ann Thompson/Bahe

So sorry Tom & Marlys and your family for the loss of your wonderful son. Our prayers are being said to help you through this difficult time.

Rick Miller

Amy, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Gliori Family

Amy, Kevin and Jessica,
Our deepest sympathies go out to you all. We will always treasure the memories of Dave and you during soccer seasons past. May God’s comfort and love be with you during this time.

Colleen Godfrey

Amy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost a brother to suicide. If you ever need to talk, I’m here for you. More hugs from your Rotary family.

Natalie Ginter-Secraw

I’m thinking of you, Amy, and I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. *Hugs from your Rotary family*

Anthony & Kristi Hanson

Amy and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.

Bob and Lynn Valek

God has a plan. Trust him however difficult that may be. God will help you when you pay attention to his plan. Our love is but a small band aide for your hurt but know it is offered to you and your family.
Love Bob
and Lynn

Becca Bollingmo

Wishing you all peace and hope through this painful time. May you be free from suffering.

Lynn and Matt Appel

We are so sorry for your loss, sending prayers and love to all who knew and loved David. Lynn and Matt Appel

Sarah Lucca

My heart hurts for all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you many hugs and prayers.
Sarah Lucca.

Brandon Heider

Very sorry to hear of your loss Amy. You and your family are in my thoughts in prayers.

Barb and Jim Swanson

We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. We send all our love and prayers that GOD will give you strength and peace now.

faye schnoor

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. My daughter lost her battle with depression at 21 years old. My heart breaks for this family. May God give you strength.

Jr Simpson

Prayers for you all from Texas. Jr. Gloria Lucy Simpson

Marty Duncan

Carolynn and I will say prayers for the repose of the soul of David. We wish we could be there to give you both hugs. Sincerely, Marty and Carolynn Duncan

Alene Hall

Amy, Kevin, Jessica,
I am so terribly to hear of your loss, Dave & Dad,
My constant prayer is that you will recieve one hundred fold God’s comfort and grace. I’ve been sitting here for a very long time and the words just are not coming forward. My words and feelings are deep down in my heart. I care for you and love you and please know I will help you in any way I can. My Deepest Sympathy, Aunt Alene

Chuck and Karen Zweber

To the entire Amundson Family, We are deeply sorry for your loss.
May your lives be comforted by God’s love at this most painful time.
Our sincere sympathies,
Chuck and Karen Zweber

Rick Townsend

This is a sad day, I remember playing football with Curt, homo, Chad, Dave, and everyone else in Lakeville, and Dave was such a positive person even if he supported Rusty Wallace! May God look after your family give you the peace you seek..

Harold Piepho

Dear Marlys, Such a loss for you and your entire family to carry and deal with. We sometimes can’t see or understand why something so tragic has happened. Only God knows that. Time will eventually take some of the hurt away, but my hope and prayer for you and your family right now is, you will find peace and comfort in God and His Word. Please trust God to help you find your way through this time of sorrow, to cast your care on Him, for He cares for you. I read somewhere, “By prayer we couple the powers of… Read more »