B. December 12, 1947 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. February 13, 1996
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  • Father: Carl Stanley Gundersen born June 14, 1916 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, son of Thorvald Gundersen (1879-1956) and Laura (Jacobsen) Gundersen (1884-1967); married Eleanor Renner on February 8, 1940 in Cook County, IL; Carl died November 15, 2001; last residence in Streamwood, Cook County, IL
  • Mother: Eleanore Josephine (Renner) Gundersen born July 29, 1919 in Chicago, Cook County, IL, daughter of John William Renner (1892-1964) and Josephine (Dropiewski) Renner (1895-1981); Eleanore died July 31, 1993 (See section pertaining to Eleanore Josephine (Renner) Gundersen buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Wife: Peggy
  • Siblings:

Additional Information:

According to the 1950 U.S. Census for Long Lake Area, Grant Township, Lake County, IL, the household members were:

“Carl S. Gundersen, age 34, married born in Illinois, Occupation: Maintenance – Naval Training Sta; Eleanore J. Guneersen, wife, age 30, married, born in Illinois; Gerald L. Gundersen, son, age 5, never married, born in Illinois; Judith L. Gundersen, daughter, age 3, never married, born in Illinois; Richard D. Gundersen, son, age 3, never married, born in Illinois, Was he living in this same house a year ago?: No, Was he living on a farm a year ago?: NO, Was he living in this same county a year ago?: Yes, What country were his father and mother born in?: U.S.; Gregory A. Gundersen, son, born in November, never married, born in Illinois”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Saturday, February 17, 1996, page 21:

Richard D. Gundersen, 48, beloved husband of Peggy; beloved son of the late Eleanore Gundersen; dear brother of Jerry (Alexandria) Gundersen, the late Judith Gundersen, Gregory (Charlene) Gundersen, Joanne (Jerry) Klomsten, Roger (Lucille) Gundersen and Douglas (Josephine) Gundersen.  Private Services were held at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Ave., Chicago.  Interment will be private.  Funeral info: 312-561-6874.”