December 16, 1958 ~ August 18, 2022
Resided in: Houston, TX
Brian Gunderson, age 63, of Houston, TX, formerly of Hendrum, MN, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at HCA Houston Healthcare West.
Brian was born on December 16, 1958, in Crookston, MN, the son of Orville and Leann (Littlefield) Gunderson. He graduated from Hendrum-Perley High School in 1978 and moved to Cyril, OK, to work in the oil fields.
His education included technical school for electronics in Bakersfield, CA; and goldsmithing schooling in Florida, where he graduated at the top of his class. He worked in the Vero Beach area for a custom-made jewelry and watch-maker store, where he enjoyed designing one-of-kind jewelry pieces for his customers.
Brian returned to his hometown area of Hendrum, MN, to join his dad and uncle in the custom-combining business for several years; and eventually started a local carpet cleaning business. He served as a member of the Hendrum Volunteer Fire Department.
After working for Phoenix International in Fargo, ND, he left “frigid Northern winters” behind to work in the Houston, TX, oil industry. Brian finished out his employment years at Harris County Park Service in Houston, where he received Pesticide Applicator Education, and was certified through the Texas Department of Agriculture.
Brian was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and enjoyed reading his Bible, regularly. His family knows that because of his personal relationship with Jesus, Brian is “at home” with the Lord, and we will see him again.
Left to cherish his memory are his father and step-mother, Orville and Donna Gunderson of Hendrum, MN; his mother, Leann (Littlefield) Gunderson of Durham, NC; three siblings – Kimberly (Marv) Faul, Velvet (Gary) Sunderland, and Gregg (Mary) Gunderson; numerous nephews and nieces; aunts and uncles, and other relatives.
Brian was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents – Casper and Laura Gunderson (ND); maternal grandparents – ED and Dora Littlefield (Cyril, OK) a nephew, Luke Gunderson (MN); and various uncles and aunts.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 27, at First Baptist Church in Cyril, OK. Burial was in Fletcher Cemetery.
A Memorial Service will be held on September 9, 2022, at 3 PM at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center in Fargo.
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