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Earl Amelunke

Earl De Wayne Amelunke, age 67, of Jackson died on March 16, 2022 at his home.

He was the son of the late Alvin and Eunice Boatright Amelunke. He was a life long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jackson.

Earl enjoyed working with his mules and was known to always have a story to tell.

Earl is survived by his brothers, Charles (Ella Mae) Amelunke and Perry (Jolene) Amelunke of Burfordville; two sisters, Ruby Needham and Kathy Bellew of Fredericktown; one brother in-law Jerry Hester; one sister in-law Carolyn Amelunke; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bob Amelunke, and one sister Nancy Hester.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral Service will be held at noon, Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Jackson, with the Rev. Mark Boettcher officiating. Interment will take place in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are appreciated to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jackson. Online condolences can be made on Ford and Sons Funeral Home Jackson was in charge of arrangements.

Jay Forness covers education, county government and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Jackson for the past five years. He can be reached at

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