Liberty Amdahl, granddaughter of Lanesboro couple
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 5:10 AM
Liberty Jo Amdahl, 2, died on May 31, 2013, after a nine-month battle with cancer.
She was born July 21, 2010, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., to Leanne and Cody Amdahl of Flandreau, S.D.
From the day she was born four weeks early, to the nine months she battled cancer, it was clear she was a little fighter.
She was a smiling, beautiful, sweet, affectionate little girl whose personality and love deeply touched anyone who crossed her path. Liberty appreciated the "little things" in life. She taught her family lessons on how to live, how to love and what life is really about.
Liberty was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma on Aug. 21, 2012. She underwent many procedures, tests, took many different chemo drugs and other medications, but rarely complained. She didn't care where she was (hospital or home), she embraced every moment and lived it to the fullest. Even days when she wasn't feeling well, she would play right through it and wouldn't let it slow her down.
Liberty loved to ride a four-wheeler, snowmobile, play outside with her sissy, dogs (Striker and Rosco) and cat (Salt), and go for rides in Grandpa and Grandma Tandeski's "getter." She loved animals and visiting Grandpa and Grandma Amdahl's horse, Misty, and dog, Goose, and the Paulsen's cows, kitties and horse.
Liberty is survived by her mom and dad, Leanne and Cody Amdahl of Flandreau; her sister, Elodie; grandparents, Jim and Kim Amdahl and Jerry and Renee Tandeski of Flandreau; uncles, Chase Amdahl and Clifton (Shauni) Tandeski of Flandreau; an aunt, Kirstin (Jeff) Dyreson of Preston; great-grandparents, Orval and Marie Amdahl of Lanesboro, Donna Worrall of Rollette, N.D., Mike Tandeski of Bottineau, N.D., and Duane Olson of Maddock, N.D.; and many extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Darrell Worrall, Janice Olson, Kenneth and Johannah Vreeman and a special friend, Colton Post.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 5, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Flandreau.
Skroch Funeral Chapel in Flandreau, S.D., assisted the family with arrangements.