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Donald Amdahl

July 22, 1927 - July 8, 2022

DONALD  VIRGIL AMDAHL, age 94, of Mabel died Friday, July 8, 2022 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel.

Donald was born July 22, 1927 in rural Mabel, Minnesota to Burnett and Pearl (Peterson) Amdahl.  On June 10, 1951 he married Leona Nordeng in Deforest, Wisconsin. Donald was a truck driver for a few years and in 1945 he started farming. He was a cattle buyer for Morken Livestock and then  owned and operated the Mabel Implement and later Amdahl Chevrolet in Mabel.  Donald and Leona spent many winters in Texas.  He was a life-long member of the Scheie Lutheran Church.  He enjoyed woodworking and making music especially playing his guitar and singing  for the residents at many of the area nursing homes.  Don served as Mayor of Mabel and on various church and township boards.

Donald is survived by his wife of 71 years, Leona of Mabel; a son Steve of Mabel; two sisters Doris Brokken of Santa Barbara, California, and Betty Sandvik of Rochester; two sisters-in-law Joyce Amdahl of New Richmond, Wisconsin, and Charlotte Amdahl of Maricopa, Arizona; and  nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son David; three brothers Oliver “Bud”, Burgee, and Richard; and brother-in-law Keith Sandvik.

Funeral services will be 1 PM Tuesday, July 12th at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel.  Burial will be in the Scheie Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

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