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Janet K. Amundson

November 16, 1953 - December 30, 2023

Service Date January 6, 2024

Location Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home

Visitation will be on Friday, January 5, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Behrens-Wilson Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 10:00 a.m., at the funeral home followed by burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City.

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Janet Kay (White) Amundson, age 70, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer on December 30, 2023.  She was one of 11 children born November 16, 1953, in Rapid City, SD to Ruth and Alfred White.  She attended Rapid City Public Schools and graduated from Central High School with honors in 1972.


While in high school, she became employed with Pacific Fruit in the office.  She remained there when they changed to Food Services of America, where she worked up to the position of Credit Manager.  She worked for these companies from 1972 – 1994, when they closed their doors and moved out of state.  In 1994, with her accounting expertise, she began working for Clinical Laboratories of the Black Hills as an Administrative Assistant with various other duties until she retired on December 31, 2019.


Janet met the love of her life Ralph Amundson in 1970 and were married on May 19, 1973.  In 2023, they celebrated a milestone anniversary, 50 years of marriage.  In their loving marriage, they were blessed with two children, a son, Justin Amundson born February 1978, and a daughter, Alicia Amundson born December 1984.


The things Janet held most dear in life were her family, friends, tradition, and faith.  She loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother and keeping family traditions going.  She had a loving and giving spirit.  She supported her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews in all their activities and sporting events.  She always tried to be present at as many events as possible and would root them on, often traveling far distances.  She enjoyed attending Rockies games, traveling, picnics at the lake, being with her Bunko group, and family holidays.  Her gift to all of us is to remember to hold on tight to love and family is everything.  She was preceded in death by daughter Alicia Amundson, Mother Ruth (White) Dittel, Father Alfred White, Mother-in-law Helen Amundson, Father-in-law Irving Amundson, Brother Al White, and Sister Thelma Fry.


She is survived by her husband Ralph Amundson, Rapid City, SD, son Justin (Marie) Amundson, Rapid City, SD 4 grandchildren Brandon Amundson, Rapid City, SD Trisha Etherington, Rapid City, SD, Alyssa Amundson, Phoenix, AZ, Summer Erhart, Rapid City, SD and one great-grandson Charles Etherington Jr, Rapid City, SD.  Her siblings, sister Dorothy Esposito Henderson, NV, sister Helen Olney, Pahrump, NV, sister Cathy (Darrell) Emerson, Sun City West, AZ, brother Hal (Pat) White, Las Vegas, NV, sister Frances (Joe) Cersosimo, Rapid City, SD, sister Linda Essary, Rapid City, SD, sister Patricia (Raymond) Jones, Rapid City, SD, brother Lonnie (Estella) White, Rapid City, SD numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and lifetime sister friend Marilyn Stomberg, Mound City, MN.

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