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Johanna Amon

Mar 16, 2012

Johanna Amon

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Saint Cecilia Catholic Church, Towner, for Johanna (Jo) Amon, 90, Towner, who died Friday, March 9 at the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby.

Burial was in the St. Cecilia Catholic Cemetery, Towner.

Johanna was born Oct. 15, 1921 to Joseph and Magdalena (Sitter) Black on a farm near Fulda. She was the oldest of 10 children. She was raised in the area and attended school in Berwick. She married Otto Amon in Towner on Sept. 4, 1944. They lived in San Francisco for the first 9 1/2 years of their marriage. She worked in a Danish cookie factory until they returned to Towner in 1953. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1994 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church.

She was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, the Towner Senior Citizens and Red Hat Society of Towner.

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah C. Amon and her partner, Cynthia Bryan, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; sisters Theresa Gehl, Minot, and Monica Mills. Sitka, Alaska; brothers Joseph Black, Knox, Leonard Black, Phoenix, Ariz., and Kenneth Black, Denver; a sister-in-law, Marie Black, Berwick and brother-in-law, Chester King, Hacienda Heights, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Kevin James; brothers Fabian and Leo Black; and sisters, Katherine Broderick and Regina King.

Rev. Michael Schommer was the celebrant. Casketbearers were Jerry, Perry and Robert Black; Jeff Bostow, Richard Gehl, Andrew Knutson and Robert Sharkey. Members of the Red Hat Society were honorary casketbearers.

Arrangements by Niewoehner Funeral Home, Rugby.

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