Carole Gunderson
Carole Gunderson

Carole Ann Gunderson, 75, of Spring Valley, died on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield. 

She was born on Dec. 29, 1942, in Rochester to Lloyd and Winnifred (Draheim) Ober.

She grew up in Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield High School.

She married Dennis Gunderson on June 30, 1962, at the Homestead Memorial Church in Rochester.

They made their home in rural Spring Valley, where she was a homemaker and raised their two sons. She worked at Mayo Clinic and Jim’s Accounting & Tax in Chatfield.

She was an avid reader who also enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, sewing and traveling. She was a board member of Sumner Township and Washington Cemetery, as well as a member of the Eastern Star and Fillmore County History Center.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a friend to all that knew her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Dennis; two sons, Chris (Lesa) Gunderson of Spring Valley and Kelly (Sue) Gunderson of Hudson, Wis.; two grandchildren, Brady and Sydney of Hudson, Wis.; brother-in-law, Dick Gunderson; sisters-in-law, Wanda (LeRoy) Brown and Anita (David) Ray, both of Florida and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Jim Ober. 

A memorial gathering for her and a time of sharing will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests considering a donation to the 5th District Eagles Cancer Telethon in her memory to help fight cancer.

Riley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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