Judy Gunderson, 75, of Columbus, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, peacefully at home surrounded by family.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 at 10:30 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. Cory Burma officiating. Private family interment will be in Blahak Family Cemetery near Bellwood. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gass Haney Funeral Home and continue Friday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.
Judy was born March 14, 1947, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Leroy and Phyllis (Nelson) Pearson. Judy graduated from Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis in 1965. She attended the University of Minnesota where she majored in Home Economics Education. Judy was united in marriage to Lowell Gunderson on August 24, 1968, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
While living in southern Minnesota, Judy enjoyed helping Lowell on the family farm. She also worked part time at the local post office in Twin Lakes, Minn. In 1978, they moved to Arlington, with their three sons when Lowell was transferred by Hormel Foods. After the birth of two daughters, Judy stayed home to raise their children and later opened their home as a daycare for families in the Arlington area.
Judy loved to attend her children and grandchildren’s numerous activities. Her interests included reading, traveling, board games, puzzles, music, and flowers.
Judy is survived by: Husband – Lowell Gunderson of Columbus, son – Tom (Nina) Gunderson of Santa Clarita, Calif., son – Tim (Stacey) Gunderson of Davey, son – Troy Gunderson of San Pedro, Calif.,daughter – Tiffany (Russell) Blades of Bellwood, daughter – Trisha (Chris) Nicolas of Bellwood, grandchildren – Logan, Jaden, Colin, Ethan, Connor, Brody, Cole, Oliver, Harrison, Kennedy, Micah, Sadie, Colson, Sawyer, sister – Jill Jones of Pacific Palisades, Calif., sister-in-law – Mary Pietropaolo of Toronto, Canada. Many loved in-laws, nieces, and nephews
Judy is preceded in death by: Daughter – Jennifer Gunderson, grandson – Weston Nicolas, parents – Leroy and Phyllis Pearson, brothers – Roy and Ray Pearson, father and mother-in-law – Carlisle and Alice Gunderson, brothers-in-law – Arlen Gunderson, David Grande, Rich Gregory, sister-in-law – Phyllis Gilbertson.
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com