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Gordon H Gunderson

January 10, 1932 — May 11, 2013

Gordon H. Gunderson, 81, of Mayville, ND died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Luther Memorial Home in Mayville under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley. Gordon was born January 10, 1932 at rural Buxton, ND to Gust and Hilda (Gustafson) Gunderson. He attended rural school at Cummings, ND and Buxton. On October 16, 1954 he was married to Theoline Knudsvig at Ny Stavanger Lutheran Church in Buxton. Gordon served in the US Army from 1954-1956. He was stationed in Japan during the Korean Conflict. He returned to the Buxton area where he farmed, worked for Cenex, and drove semi for Ordell “Bud” Johnson and Sons Farms until retiring. In 2006 Gordon moved into the Luther Memorial Home in Mayvile. Gordon enjoyed playing softball and horseshoes. He loved to collect replicas of old tractors and cars. He served on the Buxton fire department for many years, the Central Valley school board, and various roles at Ny Stavanger Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Theoline of Mayville; 2 daughters, Gaylene (Neal) Johnson of Cummings and Trudy (Gary Sundeen) Gunderson of Thompson, ND; son, Kevin (Sharon) of Dexter, MN; 7 siblings, Myron (Donna) of Bismarck, ND, Mavis (Bill) Couchigan of Grand Forks, ND, Rodney (Lila Jean) of Mayville, Wallace (Marilyn) of Grand Forks, Dennis (Lorna) of Grand Forks, Rosalie Lindstrom of Grand Forks, and Diane Kvitne of Hillsboro, ND; sister-in-law, Valerie Gunderson of Buxton; 9 grandchildren, Staci (Ryan) Anderson, Ross (Allison) Johnson, Mindy (Travis) Dale, LaRinda (John Arneson) Middleton, Reed and Abbey Middleton, Rachel, Cheryl and Steven Gunderson; 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Helene Brend, Orville and Gayhart Gunderson; great-granddaughters, VernaAnn and Lily Johnson. Memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley, or the Gideons. Visitation: 5-7 PM on Monday, May 13, 2013 with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at Ny Stavanger Free Lutheran Church, Buxton, ND. Funeral Service: 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Riverside Evangelical Free Church, Mayville, ND with a visitation one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial: Immanuel Cemetery North, rural Buxton, ND.
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