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Gunder – Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather passed from this life to his Heavenly Eternal Home on Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Diamond House in Warman.
Gunder was the third child of a family of 11, born at home on January 14, 1922, to Helge and Anna (Hagen) Amundson on the farm east of Naicam. He attended Home School for 8 years, then stayed home to help on the farm. One of his many jobs was to drive the young ones to and from school with horse and buggy/caboose.
In 1947 he bought farmland east of Naicam and continued to farm with his Dad for several years.
He married Leah Merne Schulz on October 18, 1952. To that union 2 daughters were born, Sandra Ruth and Melanie Marie. In 1953 a new house was built on their farm, which would be the family home until 2016. Early on during the winter months his favourite past time was curling-he had the real natural knack and won most of his games.
Gunder was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and enjoyed participation in the Men’s Chorus and Christmas choirs.
He retired from farming in 1987. Gunder and Merne bought a motorhome, joined the “Good Sam’s” travel club, and enjoyed many fun excursions around North America.
Since Gunder’s farm was only a mile from the Naicam Golf Course, after he retired, he finally decided to try this strange looking sport. Turns out he fell in love with golfing immediately—and it became an everyday activity with Jens Sorenson.
His favourite pastimes were bowling, playing cards and yukking it up with his cronies at the Naicam Seniors Centre.
He was a very beloved Grandpa, he and Merne made many trips to Edmonton to visit daughters and grandkids.
In 2016 he and Merne sold the farm and moved to town in the Naicam apartments where they lived for 3 years. Next move was to Humboldt to be near their doctor and hospital. In 2021 another move took them to Diamond House Personal Care Home in Warman.
Gunder is survived by Leah Merne his wife of 69 years; their daughters Sandra and Melanie (Brad) Grudzinski; 2 grandchildren: Jessica Grudzinski and Ben (Amber) Grudzinski; 2 great grandchildren: Grayson and Autumn Grudzinski; one brother Melvin; sister Marion (Donald) Schulz and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gunder was predeceased by his parents Helge and Anna Amundson, 5 brothers and 3 sisters: Arnold Amundson, John Amundson, Rueben (Joyce) Amundson, Roy (Phyllis) Amundson, Lloyd (Muriel) Amundson, Helga (Ben) Davis, Thelma (Walter) Vonau, Jennet (Delbert) Elliott; sister-in-law Joyce Amundson.
We who are left behind to mourn our loss and celebrate his life with many beautiful and wonderful memories.
We gratefully offer our heartfelt thanks to those who moved us off the farm and many more times: Eric (Carol) Davis, Sandy (Donna) Crickett, Barry (Shirley) Craig and their families.
A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Five Oaks Shared Ministry in Naicam, SK. at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at the family plots in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Naicam, SK. Memorial donations in Gunder’s memory may be directed to Teen Challenge Saskatchewan https://www.tcsk.ca Box 21111 Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9.
A beautiful life that came to an end,
he died as he lived, everyone’s friend.
In our hearts a memory will always be kept,
of the one we loved, And will never forget.
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