Karen L. Gunderson

Karen L. Gunderson

Karen L. Gunderson, age 72, of Lakeville, MN died peacefully on Wednesday March 8, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Karen Gunderson was born April 11, 1944 in Sausalito, CA, the daughter of August and Adeline Neyssen. She attended elementary and high school at Hatton, ND, graduating in 1962. She then attended Concordia College, Moorhead, MN receiving a B.S. degree in education in 1966. In later years she went on to receive her Master’s Degree from St. Mary’s College.
On June 2, 1967 she was united in marriage to Ronald Gunderson. They lived in Moorhead, MN for one year where she taught in the Moorhead School District. Together they moved to the Twin Cities in 1968 where Karen continued her teaching career. She taught in the S. St. Paul School District and the Apple Valley Eagen School District #196 for 38 years. She retired from teaching in 2007.
She is survived by her husband, Ronald Gunderson; sons, Erik (Rebecca) Gunderson and Kyle (Michelle) Gunderson; grandchildren, Carsyn Gunderson, Haylee Gunderson and Kenlee Gunderson, and sister, Denise Neyssen.
She was preceded in death by parents, August and Adeline (Neyssen) Erickson; step-father Robert Erickson, and brother, Kent Neyssen .
Memorial Service was held 2 PM Monday, March 13, 2017 at the White Funeral Home, 20134 Kenwood Tr., Lakeville (952-469-2723). Gathering of family and friends was from 12-2 PM prior to service.
In lieu flowers, memorials will be donated to the Cancer Society, Allina Hospice, or Prince of Peace Church.
Condolences: www.whitefuneralhomes.com
White Funeral Home
Lakeville 952-469-2723

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