Ronald Edward Amundson was born on May 9, 1951, in Marshall, to Ed and Vi (Anderson) Amundson. He grew up in Minneota and graduated from Minneota High School in 1969. Ron graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. While in school, he drove bus and volunteered as an EMT. He followed in his father’s footsteps and worked at the Minneota Bank for a time. While on a trip to the boundary waters with Outward Bound, he determined that he didn’t want to work in an office. He took a job with TREK and conducted many tours nationwide and later in Europe. After many years, he eventually became accounts manager for the company. Ron retired six years ago. In addition to his love for traveling he also enjoyed cooking, surfing the internet and was an avid sports fan. Ron died unexpectedly at his residence in El Segunda, CA, on June 6, 2014. He is survived by his sister Cheri Schultz of Fergus Falls, nieces Leslie Schultz (and Andrea), Shannon (and Steve) Van Buskirk, Kari Wilkinson (and Brian), great nieces and nephews Jacob, Simon, Owen, Quinn and Eva. He was preceded in death by his parents.