In Memory of Marlin R. Gunderson
Died: October 11, 2015
Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. The Reverend Ken Miller will officiate. Private family graveside services will be held in the Odebolt Cemetery of Odebolt, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com
Marlin R. Gunderson was born on January 3, 1937 in Jackson, Minnesota to Cyril and Julia (Ukasick) Gunderson.
Marlin grew up on the family farm near Kiron, Iowa. He attended school and graduated from Odebolt, High School.
After school Marlin went into farming with his father Cyril and made his home on the family farm. Marlin was called up to enlist and serve in the United States Army Reserve.
On February 25, 1963 in Elk Point, South Dakota Marlin was united into marriage to Shirley Ann Chedester. The couple made their home on the family farm near Kiron and were blessed with three children: Tim, Sandy, and Todd.
Marlin loved the land and turning the soil to produce a crop and in his young years enjoyed raising Cattle. Marlin enjoyed long nature walks with his wife Shirley, especially at Moorehead Park in Ida Grove, Iowa.
In his younger years Marlin delighted in water skiing and boating as well as the 500 club he played cards in. Marlin like trap shooting, snowmobiling, and treasured spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Tim (Mary) Gunderson of Kiron, Iowa; Sandy (Mark) Juhl of Panora, Iowa; Todd (Karen) Gunderson of Kiron, Iowa; grandchildren: Jessica and Amanda Gunderson and Ashly and Mason Gunderson; brother, Don Gunderson of Dike, Iowa; sisters, Suzanne (Ken) Roeder of DeSmet, South Dakota and Julianne Chedester of Sioux City, Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Marlin was preceded in death by his parents, Cyril and Julia Gunderson; wife Shirley Gunderson; sister, Cindy Gunderson; and brother, James Gunderson.
7:00 p.m., Tuesday,
October 13, 2015
Christensen - Van Houten
Reverend Ken Miller
One Hour Prior
To The Service From
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Christensen - Van Houten
Jessica Gunderson, Musician
"I Can Only Imagine"
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. My sympathy goes out to all.
With deepest sympathy!”
We were so sad to hear of Marlin's passing. Marlin and Shirley were great friends to the Hansohn family. Allen and I always enjoyed visiting with them. I can only imagine how happy Marlin is to be with Shirley again! Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Marlin; we will think of you often.
Allen and Sandy Hansohn