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304 South Main Street
Minot, ND  58701

Phone: (701) 838-2832
Toll Free: 1-800-228-3588
Fax: 1-701-838-6949
Email: thomasfh@minot.com

Marvin Gunderson

Marvin Gene Gunderson, 69, Minot and longtime Wal Mart greeter, died Thursday, October 11, 2012 in a Minneapolis hospital. 

Marvin was born April 4, 1943 in Shelby, MT to Martin and Bertha (Tuttle) Gunderson.  He was raised and educated in Shelby, MT, graduated from Shelby High School and attended college prior to serving in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. 

Following his honorable discharge, Marvin resided in Eugene, Oregon prior to marrying Donna Slead on August 15, 1971 in Roseburg, Orregon.  They made their home in Minot where he had been employed for the past twenty-eight years as a greeter at Wal Mart after he was the third person hired in Minot by that store.  He loved his job and the people with whom he worked.   Most recently, he had resided at the Milton Young Towers.

Marvin’s loving family includes his wife of 41 years Donna; son, Jason Gunderson, Minot; sister, Linda Vancleve, Eugene, OR; brother, Richard Gunderson, Oshkosh, WI; grandson, Christian Gunderson, Minot; granddaughters, Tianna Gunderson, Minot and Desari Gunderson, Austin, TX; niece, Julie Steen, Klamath Falls, OR; nephew, Steve Gunderson, Shelby MT; and brother-in-law, Dave Jarrard, Idaho. 

Marvin was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Delmar Gunderson.

Book Signing:  Friends and co-workers may sign a memorial register on Tuesday from noon until 5:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home - Minot.


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MessageMy condolences to your family, I work @ the VA office which Marv came out to. I will miss his laughter and his visits. Marv was one of our special guy. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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MessageWill miss Uncle Marv he was a great man and i looked up to him. Heaven has gained another one of our family members. Thank you to all for the prayers.
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MessageJay and Donna,
I am so sorry for your loss, Marvin was a really sweet man and will be missed.
Yvonne Wilkerson Benth
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MessageMarv was the best brother any one could have I'll will miss him so much talking to him on the phone every week he was a great man I know you are up in heaven now with mom and dad mom must be so happy
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MessageAunt Donna and Jason,
Uncle Marv was one of the best and nicest guys I have ever known. What a wonderful husband and dad! I truly know that he is in heaven with our lord now! You have all been in my prayers And wish I could be there in this hard and difficult time !
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MessageTo Marvin's family, I am so sorry for your loss, I worked with Marvin at Wal-Mart and always enjoyed his laugh and jokes. I know you all will miss him very much. Our prays are with you.
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MessageI'm very sorry for everyone's loss I'm sure dad was a grate man I just wished I could have met him and it would be awesome if he was able to be apart of mine and Jason wedding coming up soon.. He may not be there in person but I know he will be happy for his son and I. He will also be watching over us all... And for mom hang on I know how hard it is but just remember dad's always with you.... Dad I promise u with every drop of blood in me Jason and mom will be taking good care of by Me I will be there soon to help.... I may not have got to meet you but I promise to make you happy and your son happy as well rip angle we all meet again at heaven gates
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MessageThoughts and prayers are with your family during your time if grief, blessings to the Gunderson family, Jason I'm here if you need to chat
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MessageOur thoughts, love, and prayers are with all of you. Many blessings of light and healing.
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MessageMy deepest sympathies to the Gunderson family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you endure this difficult time.
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MessageOur condolences to your family , May his memory live on in your thoughts and hearts !!

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