Connie L. Hunder, 84, Fargo passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.
Connie Lou Sauer was born on August 5, 1931 in Rogers, ND to Benedict and Margaret (Knettle) Sauer. She graduated from high school in Browns Valley, MN. After High School, Connie worked in the Variety Store in Browns Valley, MN for a number of years. She married Robert Alyn Hunder on August 6, 1956 in Browns Valley, MN at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. They lived in Wheaton, MN and she started working at the Elementary School as a secretary. After two years she transferred to the High School and worked for 23 years in the Principal’s Office. She retired in 1981. Bob died in 1981. Connie moved to Fargo, ND and worked in food demo at the Moorhead Cashwise Store for three years. She then began volunteering with a group of 10 people (Known as RIP—Retired Interesting People) doing the mailings for the Red Cross and Lutheran Social Services. This special group belongs to the RSVP – Retired Senior Volunteer Program, working in various positions throughout Fargo/Moorhead as needed. Connie has been a member of Nativity Catholic Church where she enjoyed baking for many special events throughout the years. She also donated home baked goods to the New Life Center where residents referred to her lovingly as the “cake lady”. She enjoyed traveling and had the opportunity to visit England, (on three separate occasions) Portugal, and 48 states (all but Alaska and Oregon). She spent the winters in CA for eight years.
Connie was loved as a second mother to many of her nieces and nephews. She was a loving aunt, sister and friend that welcomed others to her home and was always eager and willing to share her hospitality. She will always be remembered for her wonderful smile and giggle, her art of homemade baked goods, sharing them with all those she loved, and how much she cherished spending time playing card games and Yahtzee with family and friends. Most importantly, Connie will be remembered for her kindness to others and her love of her Christian faith.
She is survived by her siblings: Valeria Beebe, East Helena, MT, Marjorie Reinardy, Hemet, CA, Vivian O’Neill (Philip) Beardsley, MN, brother-in-law, Richard Olsen, Moorhead, MN, sister-in-law, Kathie Schlattman and many nieces and nephews that loved her dearly.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hunder, parents, brother, Wayne Sauer and sisters, Verna Jean Olsen and Darlene Saxton.
Mass of Christian Burial: 1:30 P.M. Monday, February 29, 2016 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 12:30 P.M.
Burial: Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton MN.