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Luann "Louie" (Barnes) Amundson, 62, of Reynoldsburg, OH passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 24 in her home after a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer with her best friend and husband of 42 years, Robert, by her side.
Louie was born on Valentine's Day, 1955, in Mankato, MN, to Duane and Arleen (Sheehan) Barnes. She graduated from Mankato High School in 1973 and continued her education at Mankato Vocational School for 2 years. Her wit, sweetness, humor and unselfish nature will be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bob" Amundson; son, David (Lindsay) Amundson of Columbus, OH; father, Duane J. Barnes of Lake Washington, MN; twin sister, Linda (John) Friederichs of Lake Granbury, TX; sister, Laurie (Marty) Ferguson of Clearwater Lake, MN; two maternal nephews; Andy (Kate) Friederichs of Ft. Worth, TX; Mitchell McGuire of Alexandria, MN; one maternal niece; Erica Ferguson of St. Augusta, MN; and one aunt, Peggy Sheehan of Mankato, MN as well as many loved cousins and paternal nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her beloved niece, Amy Lynn Friederichs; mother, Arleen (Sheehan) Barnes; and mother-in- law, Ruth Amundson.
Her family extends a great deal of gratitude to her physician, Dr. Jeanna Knoble with the Zangmeister Cancer Center, for guiding them through an arduous care schedule with great patience and care. They would also like to recognize the Mount Carmel East Hospice Care Angels (Brooke, James, Kimberly and Sarah) who showed great compassion and love during her last days.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Sunday, September 10 at The Rossi Bar + Kitchen, 895 North High Street, Columbus, OH, from 11am to 3pm. All are welcome to attend.
Published on August 31, 2017
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