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Mark A. Gunderson - 54

2/23/1961 - 10/25/2015

Clinton, Iowa

Mark A. Gunderson age 54 of Clinton passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospitals. In following Mark’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or services. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mark was born in Missouri Valley, Iowa on February 23, 1961, the son of Philip D. and Selma (Smith) Gunderson. He had been a body shop mechanic working at Bartel’s Garage, R. & R. Limited and various other body shops around Clinton. He enjoyed bike riding, watching movies and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Mark is survived by his mother, Selma Gunderson of Clinton; four brothers, Philip V. (Julie) Gunderson of Blue Springs, MO, James Gunderson of Clinton, his twin, Michael Anthony Gunderson of Clinton and Andrew Gunderson of Garland, TX and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Suzann Kolter in 2011. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Visitation:

In following Mark’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or services. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Service:

In following Mark’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or services. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

3 Comments

  • Pam Simmons Tueller

    on 10/28/15

    My heartfelt sympathy goes towards Mark's family and friends. I have a silly memory that might lift the spirits of the downhearted at this time. I remember when we were in highschool and he and about four other guys climbed onto the roof of my house, took off my screen, and opened my window! I thought I was safe and secure up there, studying. Apparently, not! They came into my room and talked with me for a while, I was scared, but I didn't let it show. I was quite out numbered, by big men nonetheless! Then they were all wanting me to kiss Mark. My mom heard the noise from up in my room and sent the husband of her friend who was visiting up to see what was going on. So, he asked them all for their names as they left and the guys gave him all silly ones like: JimBob, HankJo, Hairyson, ! I don't remember the other two, but they were hilarious! Then they went and hid down the slope in the grass in the yard next to my room off of my balcony and called up for me to come down. I said no, I was going to bed! Locked my doors & windows and layed there in fear that they would find a way back in! Those crazy guys!
  • Pam Simmons Tueller

    on 10/28/15

    My heartfelt sympathy goes towards Mark's family and friends. I have a silly memory that might lift the spirits of the downhearted at this time. I remember when we were in highschool and he and about four other guys climbed onto the roof of my house, took off my screen, and opened my window! I thought I was safe and secure up there, studying. Apparently, not! They came into my room and talked with me for a while, I was scared, but I didn't let it show. I was quite out numbered, by big men nonetheless! Then they were all wanting me to kiss Mark. My mom heard the noise from up in my room and sent the husband of her friend who was visiting up to see what was going on. So, he asked them all for their names as they left and the guys gave him all silly ones like: JimBob, HankJo, Hairyson, ! I don't remember the other two, but they were hilarious! Then they went and hid down the slope in the grass in the yard next to my room off of my balcony and called up for me to come down. I said no, I was going to bed! Locked my doors & windows and layed there in fear that they would find a way back in! Those crazy guys!
  • Tom Wynn

    on 10/29/15

    I met Mark back 40 plus years ago when they moved to Clinton from Teeds Grove. We were 4th graders at Hawthorne. We became good friends and I spent several overnights at the Gunderson house. Over the years we went our separate ways. However we never stopped being friends. They say that a friend is someone that you can not see for several years but the moment that you see each other no matter how long it's been....you pick right up where you left off. Every time that I returned to Clinton I'd ask about Mark and I know that he asked about me. The last time that I saw Mark, he took me to his mom's house because he was always happy to see me and always wanted me to say hello to his mom. Mark and I were opposites. But I think I gave him back a time when we were both innocent. I remember back maybe in 5th grade Mark had a knife that he carried. Mark asked me to be his blood brother. Mark my brother rest in peace. You will be remembered!

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