VisitationBainbridge Funeral Home
Wheaton, MN 56296
George Gunderson, age 90, of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota passed away October 13, 2017 at Saint Therese Home in New Hope, Minnesota. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton, Minnesota with Pastor Dan Haukos officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Lunch will follow at the Merton Dale American Legion. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, White Rock, South Dakota. Military Rites will be provided by the Merton Dale American Legion Post #80.
George Edward Gunderson was born July 10, 1927 in Rushmore, Minnesota to Gunder Christian and Emma Agatha (Dale) Gunderson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. George grew up in Rushmore, Minnesota as well as Wilmont, Minnesota and Wheaton, Minnesota. He attended school through eighth grade at Monson Township School, north of Wheaton.
George entered the United States Army on April 26, 1946 and served as a medical technician until his honorable discharge on April 28, 1947. For his service he received the World War II Victory Medal.
After his time in the service, George moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he worked at Robin Hood Flour Company, Siwek Lumber Yard, Fridley Stevenson Elementary School and later at Fridley Senior Center. George was united in marriage to Edna Nellie Kruse in August of 1968 in Sioux Valley, Minnesota.
George was a member of the Sons of Norway and the VFW. He enjoyed bowling, conversations about friends and relatives from his early years; history, especially if it involved Norway; and outside maintenance at his church: Lutheran Church of the Master.
George is survived by his wife Edna of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.
George was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings: Corwin Gunderson, Freda Rabenberg, Dagny Allison and Lillian Peterson.