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Rydene "Dean" Amundsen

May 24, 1930 June 18, 2020
Rydene "Dean" Amundsen
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Obituary for Rydene "Dean" Amundsen

Peoria- Rydene “Dean” Amundsen, of Peoria, 90, passed away at Independence Village on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

Dean was born on May 24, 1930 in Beloit, WI, a son of Clarence and Margaret (Hamilton) Amundsen.

He married Winifred L. Duval on November 27, 1948 in Corinth, MS. She preceded him in death on March 30, 2009. He is survived by four children, Connie (Gary) Sullivan of Peoria, Ron (Giselle) Amundsen of Costa Rica, Jim (Kandi) Amundsen of Peoria and Nancy (Bob) Davis of Peoria; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Dean worked as the General Manager for United Ready Mix Concrete Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of University United Methodist Church in Peoria and a Past Master of the Horeb Lodge #363 in Elmwood, IL. He was Past President of the Illinois Ready Mix Concrete Association. Dean was always devoted to his family and enjoyed supporting his grandkids and great-grandkids in their many activities.

A private family graveside service will be held with entombment at Parkview Mausoleum. Pastor Lisa Cato-Crider will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

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