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Betty J. Gunderson, 81

Betty J. Gunderson, age 81, of Ellsworth, died Thursday, April 3, at the River Falls Area Hospital, River Falls, Wis.

Betty was born the daughter of Lars and Minnie (Sorensen) Kirkegaard on July 20, 1932, in Yankton, S.D. She married Percy Gunderson on Nov. 29, 1947, in Rock Rapids, Iowa.

For many years Betty and Percy owned and operated Guardianship Diversified Services in Ellsworth. Betty also owned and operated the Mud Puddle. She was actively involved with many Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce events. Betty is survived by her husband, Percy, formally of Ellsworth, Wis., currently resides at Comforts of Home in River Falls, Wis.; six children: Larry (Ramona) Gunderson, Cathy (Lyle Hovda) Gunderson, Nancy (Paul Drobny) Gunderson, Randy (Lynn) Gunderson, Terry (Jean) Gunderson, and Wendy (Roy) Cook; 17 grandchildren; 25 1/2 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Ellen Houts.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; and two sisters.

Funeral services for Betty will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 7, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Beldenville, Wis. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the funeral on Monday.

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