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Marvin Gunderson

Marvin E. Gunderson, 95, of Cavalier, ND passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Wedgewood Manor, Cavalier, ND. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bathgate Presbyterian Church, Bathgate, ND. Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Askew Funeral Home, Cavalier, ND.

Marvin was born October 21, 1923 at Hoople, ND to Henry and Olive (Hall) Gunderson. He grew up in the Hoople area, where he attended country school. His family then moved to the Bathgate, ND area and he graduated from Bathgate High School. Marvin then attended N.D.S.U. in Fargo and returned to the Bathgate area where he farmed.

He was a member of the Bathgate Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, sang in the choir, and was a youth fellowship leader. Marvin was also a member of the Bathgate Masonic Lodge and the Pembina Historical Society. He enjoyed music, restoring old tractors, and was a devoted John Deere Fan.

On June 16, 1947, he married Grace Kemp at Hamilton, ND. He is survived by his wife, Grace Gunderson, Borg Memorial Home, Mountain, ND; daughters: Marilyn Stegman, Alexandria, VA and Barb (John) Crabtree, Fargo, ND; grandsons: Eric (Pam) Stegman, Ashley Crabtree, Bryce (Tiana) Crabtree; great-grandsons: Aiden and Jackson.

Preceding him in death were his parents; siblings: Betty Ydstie, Glen, Byron, and Daniel Gunderson.

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Deepest condolences to Marvin's family, especially Grace. The times we shared in Bathgate with our families are good memories.

Julie Olander Jan 30 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Marilyn, Please know that I am thinking of you and your family as you grieve the loss of your dear father. I look forward to chatting with you when you return to Alexandria. Blessings, Becky

Becky Bostick Jan 26 2019 12:00 AM

Marilyn, I am thinking of you and sending prayers to you and your family as you grieve and also celebrate your fathers life.

Carolyn Heasley Jan 25 2019 12:00 AM

Sending our most sincere sympathy to the family. I have known Marvin and Grace for a very long time and they are great people. So sorry they have been apart the past few years as I am sure that has been difficult for them and their children. They raised an awesome daughter, Barb, and she is missed so very much in Darci's life. Our love and prayers to you all. Sincerely, Darlene and Harold

Darlene Symington Mattingly Jan 23 2019 12:00 AM

For a Grace, Marilyn, Barb and family Just read about Marvin's passing. Will miss the memorial service but thoughts, wonderful memories are with you today. He tuned my first car a Chevrolet Chevrolet beautifully. A very kind gentle man. May your family and Bathgate community surround you with love. Barbara Harms

Barbara Hart Harms Jan 23 2019 12:00 AM

Great memories of Marvin and his dedication to his hobbies and work . Always a good hearted man he will be missed.


So sorry for your loss. Great memories . Great friend. Great person. God Bless.

John and Irene Morrison Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

Our sympathy to Marvin's family. He always had a smile and was quick with a friendly word. May your memories give you comfort.

Tom & Rita Vaughn Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

Marvin's Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Marvin was a man with hard work ethic and determination. God bless his memories and God bless all of you, Don & Michelle Murray

Don & Michelle Murray Jan 21 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss and may your always cherish the memories. We always enjoyed visiting with Marvin and talking about all the tractors that was restored by Marvin and Glen. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kermit and Ruth Rollefstad Jan 20 2019 12:00 AM

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