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“I'm so sorry to read this just today & unfortunately I have been out of the country with my grandson since 12/31. L'Dean, I am so sorry. May God...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Judy Davis - Batavia, IL - Friend

“Ran with Steve and the Jacob's boys almost 60 years ago...always a good person....RIP ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Eldon Tull - Derby, KS - Friend

“Steve and I were junior and senior high school classmates. I remember him as a friendly and happy person. May he Rest In Peace.7wuxz ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Barry Mikels - Rockford, IL

“Sorry to hear Steve has passed. Sending prayers to all. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Rhonda Jones - Sterling, IL

“Steve will always be remembered for his laugh and kindness by his many friends and RFHS '64 classmates. He always had a smile and a gesture to match...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Gene Insley - Mission Viejo, CA

“STEVE WAS A MENTOR SETTING AN EXAMPLE OF NEVER GIVING UP WHEN FACED WITH A LIFE CHALLENGE. WHILE WORKING WITH HIM AT HASKELL'S OFFICE SALES AND...Read More »
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7 of 8 | Posted by: Edward Bontty - San Diego, CA

“RIP. Old friend. I will always remember all the good times when you and your family came to our farm for visits. ”
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Steve M. Gunderson
Steve M. Gunderson, age 73, of Sterling, died Friday, December 20, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Steve was born July 14, 1946 in Slayton, Minn. the son of Clifford and Evelyn (Comnick) Gunderson. He married Dianne Crofton on June 16, 1968 in Milledgeville. Steve was employed as a salesman for SBM for 17 years.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne Gunderson of Sterling; his three children, Dawn (Steve) Marruffo of Sterling, Erica (Steve) Stoudt of Rock Falls and Mark (Nicole) Gunderson of Sterling; one sister, Margo Reuter of Normal; one brother, L'Dean (Terry) Gunderson of Spring Valley, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Dylan and Brandon Pillars; Paul, Emily, Olivia and Jacob Marruffo; and Breanna Gunderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at New Life Lutheran Church in Sterling. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM at the church with Pastor Ben Anderson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to New Life Lutheran Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.