Audrey Joyce (Beystrom) Amundson


Audrey Amundson, 87, passed away peacefully of natural causes on December 18, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital with family at her side.

Audrey was born on December 14, 1933 to Roy “Lefty” and Ollie (Jankila) Beystrom in Virginia Minnesota. She graduated with honors from Roosevelt High School Virginia MN in 1951.

Audrey traveled and worked in different places with her friends across the country. She enjoyed a career as a medical transcriptionist. She met her loving husband, Jim “Shim” Amundson from Linden Grove/Cook MN in Minneapolis. They lived in Portland Oregon, Boston Massachusetts, settled in Duluth and were blessed to be married for 50 years, until his passing in 2009. Audrey was also blessed to have married Milton Legg in 2014 and the two enjoyed their brief time together.

Audrey was a 60 year member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepard, serving charitable organizations. She was also a member of The Women’s Club and The Humane Society and Wildlife Preservation organizations. Among so many things, she was thoughtful, generous, kind, and wonderfully unique. She is beloved and greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband James “Shim” Amundson, brother Daniel Beystrom, Brothers and Sisters-in-Law, LuRay “Corky” Weiher, Malcom Reynolds, Palmer “Junior” and Lorena Amundson, Ronald Amundson, Michael and Pamela Amundson, and Donald Kirby.

Audrey is survived by her husband, Milton Legg, daughter Beret (John Eacobacci), son Blaine, Sisters Shirlee Weiher, Kay Reynolds (Frank Oberle), brother Rodney Beystrom (Veronica Anderson) and brothers and sisters-in-law Martha Hartmann, Margaret Kirby, Beatrice Amundson, John and Sharon Amundson, nieces, nephews, cousins, lifelong friends and pets that are always family.

The family would like to thank the staff at St Luke’s Hospice for their excellent care during her short stay.

Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Minnesota. Private family services will be held at a later date. Donations if desired to Animal Allies of Duluth MN, The International Wolf Center of Ely MN or the National Audubon Society.

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