January 1, 1970 ~ March 31, 2005
Gunder Peter Kjesbo Stenerson
Gunder, 72, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2005, at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, ND. He was born October 18, 1932, in Halstad, MN, to Peter and Cora (Kjesbo) Stenerson. He was baptized and confirmed in Halstad. He attended Herberg rural grade school in North Dakota, and graduated from high school in Halstad in 1950. On September 5, 1953, he married Nola Nordby of Ada, MN, and they moved to Halstad where he worked for the City of Halstad and later McLaughlin Chevrolet as a salesman. While in Halstad, he volunteered with the first ambulance crew, and the Halstad Fire Department and was a charter member of the Jaycees. In 1965, they moved to Hillsboro, ND, where he managed Rent or Buy, a farm equipment store, and later J.I. Case company stores in Hillsboro, Fargo, Grand Forks, and Aledo, IL. He later worked for Valley Equipment in Hillsboro. While in Hillsboro, he served on the City Council.
Upon retirement, they moved to Fargo where he enjoyed playing cards, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Lutheran Church of the Cross.
He is survived by his wife, Nola of Fargo; three sons, Michael of Cummings, ND, James (Tracy) of Fargo, and Steve (Stacy) of Fargo; one daughter, Cynthia (Tom) Kritzberger of Beulah, ND; his granddaughters, Tammy (Kurt) Opp of Billings, MT, April Kritzberger and Mataya Stenerson, both of Fargo, and Amy Kritzberger of Beulah; grandsons, Christopher Stenerson and Ryan Kritzberger of Fargo; three great-grandchildren, Ethan and Paige Opp of Billings, and Kamrenn Chapman of Fargo; one brother, Dale (Carol) Stenerson of Fargo; and two sisters, Janice Habedank of Twin Valley, MN, and Phyllis (Orville) Johnson of Lisbon, ND.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Cora; his son, Randall; granddaughter, Jessica Stenerson; and grandson, Joshua Stenerson.
Funeral services for Gunder will be held on Monday, April 4, 2005, at 11:00 AM in Lutheran Church of the Cross, West Fargo, ND, with a prayer service on Sunday, April 3, 2005, at 6:00 PM in Boulger Funeral Home, 123 10 Street South, Fargo. Visitation will be held from 4-6 PM on Sunday in the funeral home, and in the church on Monday one hour prior to services. Burial will take place in Halstad South Cemetery, Halstad, at 2:30 PM on Monday.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com
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