Dawn Marie Gunderson, age 62, of Big Lake, formerly of Ham Lake, died August 9, 2021 at home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 16th at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 19001 Jackson Street NE, East Bethel. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior.
Dawn Marie Gunderson was born November 10, 1958 in Cambridge, Minnesota to Clarence and Viola (Anderson) Fiddyment. She graduated from St. Francis High School. Dawn married Vern Gunderson and they had two children, Sarah and Jeff. Dawn worked for Dayton Hudson Furniture in customer service for 30 years. She enjoyed country music, The Golden Girls, Wheel of Fortune, solitaire, going to the casino, clipping coupons and reading the Sunday newspaper. Dawn especially loved going on adventures up north with her partner, Greg and friends enjoying the lake, cabin, boat rides and just being outdoors. Time with her granddaughter, Ava, was also cherished.
Dawn passed away at home on August 9, 2021 at the age of 62 from cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law Dennis Landborg. Dawn will be lovingly remembered by her long time partner Greg Olson and his family, two children Sarah (Anthony) Appling, and Jeff Gunderson; four sisters, Merlyn Landborg, LaRae Mills, Jeannine (Jerry) Butler, and Susan (Stan) Hagen; granddaughter, Ava Appling; and by many other relatives and friends. She will be deeply missed by all.