Gordon Sundberg, age 83,ofCambridgepassed away on November 17, 2008 at home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 20th at Elim Baptist Church in Isanti. A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 19th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Rev. Gordon Edwin Sundberg was born October 2, 1925 in Cambridge to Nels and Kate (Lodien) Sundberg. He was raised in rural Cambridge. When he was 14 years old his family moved to Klamath Falls, Oregon. When he was 18 years old he was drafted into the Army out of high school and served in World War II from 1944 1946. The military was a very important part of his life because during battle he committed his life to serve the Lord. After the service he attended Bethel College in St. Paul. On August 14, 1948 he married Bette Rask. Gordon attended and graduated from St. Cloud State in 1958. While attending college they served as pastor of Hillman Baptist Church, Mora. Gordy then attended Bethel Seminary and graduated in 1962. They then served many churches: Clearbrook, Minnesota; Evergreen, Colorado where he planted a new church; Sandy Lake Baptist Church in Barnum; Isle Baptist Church; and then Faith Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He also served one year in Home Missions.
In earlier years he enjoyed canoeing and cross country skiing. Gordy loved his family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and all of the family activities. He was a Prayer Warrior and he loved the church dearly. Gordon will be deeply missed by all.
Rev. Gordon Sundberg passed away at his home on November 17, 2008 at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 15 days. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by two infant brothers and by five more brothers, Willard, Dennis, Aleck, Philip and Lauren; by three sisters, Wilma, Astrid and Viola. He is survived by his loving wife, Bette of Cambridge; three children, Betsy (Michael) Miller of Cambridge, Mark (Cindy) Sundberg of Minneapolis, Kari (Keith) Betz of Forest Lake; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one brother, Burton (Donna) Sundberg of Willmar; and by many other relatives and friends.