Dennis Paul Gunderson, 78, of Spring Valley, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2020 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.
Dennis was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and a friend to all that knew him. He was born on June 27, 1941 in Spring Valley, MN to Paul and Ida (Hagen) Gunderson. Dennis grew up in the Spring Valley / Chatfield area and graduated from Chatfield High School. Following high school Dennis studied agriculture at the University of MN.
Dennis married Carole Ober on June 30, 1962 at the Homestead Memorial Church in Rochester. They made their home in rural Spring Valley, raised their two sons and ran the family farm. Dennis worked on the family farm since he was a young child.
Dennis was a livestock and crop farmer who also enjoyed fishing, reading, line dancing and traveling in his spare time. He was a member of the Sumner Center Church, Washington Cemetery Association, and Masonic Lodge.
Dennis is survived by his two sons Chris (Lesa) Gunderson of Spring Valley and Kelly (Sue) Gunderson of Hudson, WI, and two grandchildren Brady and Sydney also of Hudson, WI.;brother Dick Gunderson, sister Anita (David) Ray all of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, sister Wanda Brown and brother-in-law Jim Ober.
Dennis will be greatly missed by all of those fortunate enough to have known him.
A memorial gathering and time of sharing will be held from 1-3pm on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests considering a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in Dennis’ memory to help fight Alzheimer’s Disease.
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