Age 82 of Red Lake Falls, died April 6. Mass of Christian Burial will be April 14 in Red Lake Falls.

Donald Amiot, 82, of Red Lake Falls, MN died on Friday, April 6, 2012 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls with Father Chuck Huck Officiating. Burial will be held in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 – 8 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Red Lake Falls and also one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Donald Patrick Amiot was born March 17, 1930 at his home near Red Lake Falls, son of the late Oscar and Angelina (Tougas) Amiot. He attended rural grade school and graduated from Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls class of 1948. Don continued to work on the home farm.

On June 2, 1951 he was united in marriage to Kathleen Dufault at St. Peter Catholic Church in Gentilly, MN. The couple moved onto the home farm where they continued to farm and raise their family until 2000 when they moved into Red Lake Falls and son Kevin took over the farm. Don drove school bus for a few years and was bus foreman for a time.

In the early years he enjoyed camping, fishing and snowmobiling with his family. He will always be remembered for the twinkle in his eye and his sense of humor. Don was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and the KC’s, served on the school board and the soil conservation board and the Brooks elevator board.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen Amiot of Red Lake Falls, MN; children Bonni (Val) Buchmeier of Crookston, MN; Deb (Rick) Schue of Fargo, ND; Curt (Mary) Amiot of Rochester, MN; Ramona (Gary) Thibert of Red Lake Falls, MN and Kevin (Deb) Amiot of Red Lake Falls, MN: grandchildren Heidi (Brian) Veith, Justin (Shonna) Buchmeier, Kyle Buchmeier, Eric Buchmeier, Alisyn Buchmeier, Rachel Buchmeier, Jeremy Schue, Jennie Schue, Tami (Kris) Garberg, Randy Schue, Michelle Amiot, Pat Amiot, Brian Amiot, Bridget Amiot, Mathew Thibert, Alyssa Thibert, Derek Thibert, Ryan Amiot, Kadie Amiot and Bella Amiot: great-grandchildren Hayden and Cole Veith, Colin Buchmeier and Kenna Garberg.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, 2 Sisters Alma Patnode, Madaline Remick and Brother Richard Amiot.

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