Carole Ann Gunderson, 75, of Spring Valley, passed away on January 22, 2018, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield.
Carole was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a friend to all that knew her. She was born on December 29, 1942, in Rochester, Minn., to Lloyd and Winnifred (Draheim) Ober. Carole grew up in Chatfield and graduated from Chatfield High School.
Carole 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. Carole worked at Mayo Clinic and Jim’s Accounting & Tax in Chatfield.
Carole 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.
Carole is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Dennis and two sons, Chris (Lesa) Gunderson of Spring Valley and Kelly (Sue) Gunderson of Hudson, Wis.; two grandchildren, Brady and Sydney, also of Hudson, Wis.; brother-in-law Dick Gunderson, sisters-in-law Wanda (LeRoy) Brown and Anita (David) Ray, all of Florida; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Jim Ober.
Carole will be greatly missed by all of those fortunate enough to have known her.
A memorial gathering and time of sharing will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield.
Riley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory of Carol with the family please visit RileyFuneralHomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests considering a donation to the 5th District Eagles Cancer Telethon in Carole’s memory to help fight cancer.