DEATH: Bernhard “Barney” M. Amdahl, 90

Bernhard ?Barney? M. Amdahl, 90, a retired telphone company manager, of McPherson and formerly of Lehigh and Hillsboro, died Jan. 9 at the McPherson Care Center.

He was born Oct. 23, 1923, to Thormod H. and Laura A. (Olson) Amdahl in Clarkfield, Minn. In 1946, he was married to Kathryn Marie Backlund, who predeceased him in 1970. In 1971, he was married to Ingeborg Ernce, who predeceased him in 2008.

Survivors include daughter Ruth A. and husband Louis Coyle of Lehigh; son, Kenneth J. and wife Cheryl Amdahl of Broomfield, Colo.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was cremated. Burial will be at a later date at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo.

Memorials may be made to the Barney Amdahl Memorial Fund and sent in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.

Personal condolences may be sent to the family at

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