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Connie Lou Hunder

August 05, 1931 - February 22, 2016

Mass of Christian Burial - Monday

February 29, 2016
- 1:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Monday

February 29, 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo

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Boulger Funeral Home

Connie Lou Hunder

August 05, 1931 - February 22, 2016

Obituary

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.

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5 responses to “Connie Lou Hunder”

  1. Chris and Jennifer Olsen and kids says:

    How sad we are to hear that our beloved Aunt Connie has passed away. You will always be fondly remembered for so many things and you will be missed, but we know you have had a wonderful reunion with Jeanie and the rest of your family. No one will ever make a butter horn like you. We love you and miss you and want you to know that you will always be in our hearts.

  2. Christopher says:

    As one of those many nieces and nephews mentioned in the beautiful obituary, I can only say that it’s all true. I remember so many great visits to her house as a kid, with all of us cousins running wild through it. We always felt so much at home, I’m sure mainly because of Aunt Connie and all of the Sauer girls (as my dad still calls them) who were so close. She was just a very nice lady who had fun with us, took good care of us, and kept us supplied with cookies and rolls. I feel extra lucky because she lived so close when I was in high school and college and we got to see her nearly every weekend. When I visited later, with Jenn and kids, Connie just helped make them part of the big family. Lots of great memories.

    I’m sorry that we can’t be there on Monday, but of course I’ll be thinking of you all. It’s always good to see all of my wonderful cousins, aunts, and uncles, no matter the circumstances. Lots of love from Indiana–Chris, Jennifer, Emma, Charlotte, and Ross.

  3. Kathleen Donnelly says:

    I will never forget.Connie’s smile and friendly demeanor. Her work at the High School allowed so many of us to know her, if only a little. She was a friend to all students and teachers.
    A gem has been removed from or midst and is now sparkling in God’s sky.
    We will miss you, Connie.

  4. Darlene Ulmer says:

    Connie was a good friend and coworker at the high school. As a young teacher beginning my career she was always there with encouragement and a smile. A fond memory is of her picking up attendance slips each hour of the day. I can hear the sound of high heel shoes coming down the hallway. Thanks Connie, rest in peace.

  5. Lisa Wellet says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Please take comfort from the fond memories you have of her. A time
    will come when death will be no more. Revelation 21:3,4.

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