Gunderson, Olaf Age 68 of Morristown, died on March 17, 2019 at home. Memorial services First English Lutheran Church, Faribault on April 10, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. A reception at American Legion, Faribault following the services on April 10. No visitation will be held. Olaf Henry, the son of Olaf and Myrtle (Sunde) Gunderson, was born on November 16, 1950 in Duluth. He graduated from Clover Valley High School, Duluth in 1968 and also St. Olaf College, Northfield in 1972. He taught at Faribault Junior High School and later was employed in construction and also was an independent truck driver. Olaf played football for St. Olaf College. He was inducted into the St. Olaf College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 and his jersey #25 was retired on October 19, 2002. After playing college football, he played professional football for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Olaf loved to fish and spend time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Renee; two sons, Shane Gunderson and his children, Baylee & Makena Gunderson and Todd (and Gala) Andreasen and their children, Alec, Andrew, Emma & Haley Andreasen; one step son, Shawn Andreasen and his children, Aiden & Mya Andreasen; two sisters-in-law, Rita Cook and Terry Plasch Olmstead; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Olaf and Myrtle Gunderson. 507-334-4481

Published on March 24, 2019

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