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Sam Amunrud

Sam Amunrud

Died: Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Age: 20
Sam was a patriot in the true sense of the word. Born in La Crosse on Aug. 26, 1994, Samuel “Sam” Mark Amunrud, beloved son of Mark and Jo Amunrud, unexpectedly and tragically died of a brain aneurysm on Feb. 5, 2014, at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.

Sam loved the outdoors and adventure. According to Sam, “all great adventures begin by going west — 270 degrees due west.” He was active with the Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, “The Poor Boys.” Immediately prior to his passing, Sam was a member of the 1st Engineer Battalion, one of the oldest and most decorated Engineer Battalions in the United States Army.

He had a very special bond with his brothers in arms! He will surely watch over them in whatever the future holds for them.

He is survived by his parents, many loving family members, Army buddies and special friends. Sam’s generosity continued after death.

His decision to be an organ donor restored life’s promise to many.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 12 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in La Crescent, Minn. Pastor Michael Woods will officiate. Burial with military honors will be in the Prince of Peace Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services Feb. 12.

The family requests that memorial donations be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4889 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Service of La Crescent is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.

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