Gerald Alfred Gunderson, 88, passed away August 5, 2019.
Jerry was born to Verna and Alfred Gunderson September 14, 1930 in Andes, Montana northwest of Sidney. Jerry helped his father farm until his Naval enlistment in 1951. Jerry married Kathleen Schmitz in 1956. Providing for his family meant everything and brought him to the decision to abandon farming for a stable income. Jerry owned several small businesses and after retirement in 1997 they lived in Beach, N.D. Katy and Jerry celebrated their 62nd Anniversary on June 1, 2019.
Jerry’s greatest joys came from playing cards with his family and friends, telling jokes and reminiscing about his time in the Navy and stories from his father’s homeland in Norway. Jerry is survived by wife Katy, son Artie (Cindy) and daughter Kristie. Jerry also leaves behind six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and his daughter Julie.
Thank you family and friends for your outpouring of support and love.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday August 9 at St. Pius X Catholic Church.