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Eunice Gunderson, 79

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Eunice Rose Gunderson, 79, Alexandria, died February 15, 2009 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Eunice was born January 26, 1930 in Holmes City Township to Robert and Tillie (Rosengren) Anderson. She attended District #27 Country School in rural Farwell and graduated from Kensington High School in 1948.

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On September 26, 1959, Eunice was united in marriage to Norman Gunderson at First Baptist Church in Alexandria. The couple resided in Alexandria where Eunice worked as a telephone operator for several years. They were also in the craft business and participated in several craft shows throughout the area.

Eunice was active in her church as a member of the choir and was the church social chairman. She was also a member of the Telephone Company Retirees. Eunice loved to travel, especially to Alaska, and enjoyed the annual Anderson family reunions.

She is survived by her brothers, Wally and wife, Jeanne Anderson of Anoka, Virgil and wife, Thelma Anderson of Maple Grove; sister, Helen Vick of Eden Prairie; sisters-in-law, Mildred Skoglund of Alexandria, Esther Peterson of Glenwood, Crystle Gunderson of Bend, OR; and many nieces and nephews.

Eunice was preceded in death by her husband, Norman, in 2002; parents, Robert and Tillie; brother, Rowland; and sister, Mildred.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 18 at Grace Church in Alexandria with the Reverends Craig Dahl and Allen Travaille officiating. Music was provided by Vicki Hessel, Vicki Dahl and Ginger Anderson. Interment was at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria. Casket bearers were Herb Rose, Jay Anderson, Daniel Anderson, Harvey Bothun, Ralph Skoglund, Lee Peterson, David Krueger and Jim Hessel. Honorary casket bearers were Clifford Peterson, Vern Taylor, Bruce Sadlemyer, Bill Maylon, Dan Neller, Delair Melzer, Rod Felber and Myron Krueger.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.

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