Walter Gunning, 81
Walter Gunning, 81, of Leonard, died on Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at Good Samaritan Center in Clearbrook. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clearbrook with Rev. Dan Bowman officiating. A visitation...
Walter Gunning, 81, of Leonard, died on Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at Good Samaritan Center in Clearbrook.
A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clearbrook with Rev. Dan Bowman officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Clearbrook. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1925, to Andrew and Laura (Brue) Gunning, in Clearbrook. He attended country school at Leon Township District 13. He helped out on the family farm until entering the United States Army during World War II and was stationed in Europe. After his honorable discharge, he married Arlyce Torgerson on June 30, 1948, in Clearbrook. They bought the family farm and lived there for 15 years. They moved to Rosemount, Minn., where he worked construction, retiring in 1988. After his retirement, he drove school bus in Rosemount for 11 years. They moved to Leonard where they built a house and he drove school bus for the Clearbrook-Gonvick Schools.
He was a member of the American Legion in Rosemount and Clearbrook. He was a member of the St. John's Church in Rosemount, the Shepherd of the Valley Church in Apple Valley and the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clearbrook, serving on the church council. He loved to fish and hunt and build things. He enjoyed helping his children with projects and always had time to help anyone that could use him.
He is survived by his wife of Leonard; sons, Jerel (Jennifer) Gunning of Hixton, Wis., and Jeff (Lisa) Gunning of Rosemount; sister, Doris (Emil) Hallan of Rapid City, S.D., and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gilman, Arthur and Earl; and sister, Evelyn Sontelie.
Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome. com.