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Dean R. Aamodt

Dean R. Aamodt

He is loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Dean R. Aamodt, age 71 of Menomonie, WI, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

Dean had a strong Faith and felt blessed by all that God had given him. His greatest blessing was his family and he held them closest to his heart. He loved being a husband, dad and papa. Watching his children and grandchildren’s activities was his favorite thing to do. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, cooking, gardening, carpentry, sports and going to the movies.

Dean was born February 27, 1946 in Baldwin, WI. He was the son of Russell and Sylva (Gunderson) Aamodt and grew up in the Spring Valley, WI area. Dean graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1964. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He also served in the U.S Army Reserves. Dean started his career with 3M in St. Paul, MN. He married Shelley L. Danielson June 23, 1975 in Custer, SD. After marriage, they made their home in Spring Valley. Dean then went to work for his father-in-law, Dale Danielson, at Oak-Dale Hardwood Products. In 1988 they moved to Menomonie. He eventually took over the family business and operated it until retirement. The last few years he enjoyed working for Korgers Decorating in Menomonie.

Dean is survived by his loving wife Shelley, two children, Eric of Hudson, WI and Siri (Andy) Benrud of Menomonie; five grandchildren, Haedyn and Kaeya Aamodt and Alexis, Allysa and Landon Benrud; his siblings, Steve (Ann) of Chippewa Falls, Jeri (Tom) Gavic of De Pere; his mother-in-law, Vivian Danielson of Menomonie; a sister-in-law, Lisa (Steve) Schneider of Burlington, as well as nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held at 4:00 PM Tuesday, October 3, 2017 with Celebration of Life Service beginning at 7:00 PM at Oak Ridge Lutheran Brethren Church in Menomonie with Rev. Mike Shay officiating. 


  1. Brian & Elaine Miller

    Remembering a good friend and classmate. Prayers to the family and The Lord's Blessings.

  2. Wayne and Sheri Nero

    Just want you to know how sorry we were to hear of Dean's passing. We are holding you close in thought and prayer. God Bless.

  3. John Lenarz

    Shelly, Eric, Siri, and all, I am truly sad to hear about Dean’s passing. I feel fortunate to have known him. He was such a decent, kind and caring man. To me he was a good teacher and mentor, a very supportive employer and a true Christian. My heart goes out to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Jeff and Dianne Brooke

    Dear Shelley and Family,
    With sincere sympathy at the loss of Dean.
    You're in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dianne and Jeff

  5. Bob Peterson

    Dear Shelley and Family, You have my deepest sympathy in Dean's passing. Many good memories of a very good person. Peace be with you all. Sincerely, Bob Peterson

  6. Linda (Jackson) Burkart

    Steve & Ann and the family:
    My sincere sympathy on your loss. I was the notice in the paper and thought I recognized the name. I was so surprised to see you are in Chippewa Falls now. Would love to see you again once you have time. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  7. Dean Sukowatey

    I am so very sorry for your loss Shelly.

  8. Mary Lou (Zimmer) Schwab

    Dear Shelley and Family, We were so saddened to hear about Dean's passing. I have so many happy memories of our days at SVHS. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as we all mourn his loss. With Sympathy, Mary Lou and Jeff Schwab

  9. Becky

    Your husband/dad was always a joy to work with at Korgers. He was always so patient and helpful. I'll miss his smile. Consolences to you all.

  10. Kelly (Spence) Schreiber

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers for all of the family and friends.

  11. Larry and Jane (Helgeson) Whirry

    Saddened by your loss. Thoughts and prayers Shellie for you and your family

  12. Doug and Sherry Lamb

    Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. May the many memories of Dean bring you comfort and God grant you peace.

  13. Nell Johnson

    Keeping your family in my thoughts and lifting you all up in prayer. May your wonderful memories and strong faith give you peace at this sad time.

  14. Carrie (Lucking) Austin

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Dean as a kind, friendly person.

  15. Rick and Nancy Maggard

    We are shocked and deeply saddened by your loss. We know Dean will be greatly missed. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Amy

    My heart is aching for all of you. Please know you're all in our thoughts and prayers and may God give you His peace. Peace that transcends all understanding.

  17. Mary Howard

    Oh Shelley... I am so sorry
    and I am praying for you and your family.
    Much love, Mary

  18. Lisa Anshus Frank

    We are truly sorry to hear about Dean. He was a great man and will be truly missed.
    Our condolences.
    The Anshus Crew

  19. Ted and Bev Wenum

    Shelly, sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  20. Julie Stratton

    So sorry for your loss~May family and friends help you through this difficult time.

  21. Kristie & Tom Olson

    Thinking of you at this difficult time and sending thoughts and prayers to you all.

  22. Dale & Sue Mork

    Aamodt Family We are so saddened to hear about your loss. Hold those wonderful memories of your husband..father and grandpa and never quit talking about those memories as it does help you get through the road ahead. Our sincere sympathy to you all.

  23. Steve Lindberg

    So sorry for your loss. Dean was a kind, Christian man who always had a friendly smile & demeanor.

  24. Brian & Sandy Ewing

    Dear Shelley, We were so sad and shocked to hear about Dean. As our neighbor in Spring Valley, we remember Dean as one of the most kind and humble men we have ever met. So many happy memories of Bible studies in your home, and our chats with you and Dean on the front porch :). We are praying for God's comfort and peace for you all. Much love, the Ewings

  25. Dale & Sue Mork

    Aamodt Family We are so saddened to hear about your loss. Hold those wonderful memories of your husband..father and grandpa and never quit talking about those memories as it does help you get through the road ahead. Our sincere sympathy to you all.

  26. Chuck & Carol Gregg

    Shelly, So sorry to hear of your loss!
    Please accept our deepest sympathy for you and your family!

  27. Nancy Nie

    Shelly and family, I send love and prayers. Family means so much to us all.

  28. Bob kinsman

    Prayers to Deans family

  29. Dorinda and Warren Helgeson

    Our sympathy and prayers for your family.

  30. Annette and John Taylor

    Shelly, What a shock to learn of Dean's passing. Our hearts go out to you. Dean had so many great talents. May your memories provide strength in this difficult time.

  31. Benita Gregg

    Shelley and family, I was shocked to hear of Dean's death. Our families were close friends so I have many wonderful memories of time spend together. Please extend my deepest sympathy to Steve and Jeri. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God's peace and love bring you comfort.

  32. Phil & Gail Fieber

    Shelly & Family,
    May you find comfort in the love of family and friends. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  33. Picksey Watkins

    Shelly sympathy to you and your family.

    Bob & Picksey Watkins and family

  34. Gwynn Lacy

    Shelley my heart goes out to you and your family. Praying for you and yor family to have strength during this difficult time.

  35. Bonnie and Jack Hannack

    So sorry for your loss!

  36. Cathy Marlett Werner

    My deepest sympathy Shelly and family in your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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