About Us

Amundson Funeral Home in Grand Forks, ND is honored to serve you. Our Grand Forks location is 2975 South 42nd Street. You can get directions from your home to our facility or take our virtual tour.

Looking for lodging?  There are  hotels right next door.  Ask about special rates when staying in Grand Forks for a funeral. 

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Philip Amundson

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director (North Dakota and Minnesota) serving families since 1982


Phil grew up in Grand Forks, graduating from Red River High School in 1979. He attended UND from 1979-1981, and graduated from Commonwealth College of Funeral Service, Houston, Texas in 1982. He returned to Grand Forks to serve an apprenticeship under the direction of his father, Byron D. Amundson, and has served in the capacity of licensed funeral director since obtaining his license in 1983. He received his Minnesota Mortuary Science License in 1991.

Phil is a member of United Lutheran Church, and has served on numerous boards there, including two terms on the church council, and as NE District Governor of the North Dakota Funeral Directors Association.  He was instrumental in establishing North Valley Crematory in Grand Forks, and serves as it's treasurer. His hobbies include fishing and hockey, enjoying time at Long Lake, Minnesota, and traveling to new destinations with his family.   Phil and his wife Shelly have two daughters, Anna and Greta.

Mark Amundson
Owner/Licensed Funeral Director (North Dakota and Minnesota) serving families since 1987


Mark was raised and educated in Grand Forks, graduating from Red River High School in 1981 and from the University of North Dakota in 1985 with a degree in communications. Mark graduated from Commonwealth College of Funeral Service in Houston, Texas in 1987. He returned to Grand Forks and served as an apprentice under his father, Byron D. Amundson. Mark is a licensed funeral director in both North Dakota and Minnesota. He is also licensed to help families establish pre-need funeral accounts.

Mark is an active member of United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. Mark enjoys golfing, fishing, and UND Hockey games. Mark and his wife, Julie, have three children, Matthew, Alyssa and Joshua.

Paul T. Herzog
Licensed Funeral Director (North Dakota and Minnesota) serving families since 1992
Paul grew up in Cavalier, North Dakota and graduated from high school in 1988. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 1992 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Sciences with a major in Mortuary Science. He moved to Grand Forks in 1992 and worked as an apprentice until earning his North Dakota (1992) and Minnesota License (1993). Paul is a licensed funeral director in both North Dakota and Minnesota.  Paul is a long time member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks.

Paul enjoys running, traveling and spending time with his wife Tara and family. Paul is well acquainted with the Greater Grand Forks Community and is a very knowledgeable funeral professional.

Chris Garske

Licensed Funeral Director (North Dakota) serving families since 2001


Chris grew up in Devils Lake, ND, graduating from Devils Lake High School. He attended UND-LR from 1995-1997. He then moved to La Grande, Oregon where he started his career in funeral service with a 2 year funeral director apprenticeship. In 1999, he began mortuary school at Mt. Hood College in Gresham, Oregon were he continued with another 2 years of apprenticeship with a family owned funeral home. Upon receiving a degree in Mortuary Science, Chris & his wife Michelle moved to Grand Forks were he received his North Dakota license in 2001. Michelle is employed at the UND College of Business & Public Administration as the Graduate Advisor/Accreditation Coordinator. 

Chris and Michelle are parents of 2 children and are members of Calvary Lutheran Church of Grand Forks.

Chris is a member of the North Dakota Funeral Directors Association and has served 2 years as the N.D. Northeast District Governor of Funeral Directors.  He works with local medical examiners on forensic issues.

Chris enjoys playing hockey, spending time at the lake/outdoors, golfing, hunting, skiing and attending UND Fighting Sioux sporting events, and most of all spending time with his family. Chris is an exceptional funeral director who has been appreciated by the numerous families he has had the honor to serve.



 Devin Hillebrand                                                                                                 Licensed Funeral Director (North Dakota)devin@amundsonfuneralhome.com                                                                    Devin Hillebrand, a native of Grand Forks, North Dakota joined our professional staff on November 1, 2011.  Devin grew up in Grand Forks, attending St. Mary's Elementary School and graduated from Grand Forks Central High School in 2000 where he was active in band, jazz band, football and track and field.  He attended UND from 2001-2005. Then attended Mt. Hood Community College Mortuary Science Program graduating in 2009 with Honors. He then moved to Minot, ND working for a private family owned funeral home serving his apprenticeship and attaining his North Dakota license in 2010 and continued to serve the Minot area until October of 2011.

Devin is married to Lauren Hoffman of Minot, ND and is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grand Forks and Ducks Unlimited. Some of his hobbies include: hunting, fishing, enjoying UND Fighting Sioux athletics, camping and golf.

Amundson Funeral Home
2975 South 42 Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 800-778-7076
Fax: 701-772-1948
phil@amundsonfuneralhome.com or mark@amundsonfuneralhome.com