Glen GunnarsonGlen Gunnarson, 88, a lifelong Kennedy, Minnesota farmer passed away at Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock, Minnesota on Wednesday morning, January 30th, 2013. Glen LeRoy Gunnarson was born to Robert and Ellen (Bjornberg) Gunnarson December 1, 1924 in Jupiter Township of Kittson County, Minnesota. He grew up near Kennedy, attending Garfield Country School and graduating from Kennedy High School in 1942. On October 27, 1946 he was united in marriage to Corinne “Corny” Nelson at Red River Lutheran Church. In 1948 they settled on a farm east of Kennedy and lived there until 1963 when they moved to the family home farm. Glen and Corrine wintered in Arizona for over 20 years. Glen was a member of Maria Lutheran Church and was a former chairman of the church board. He was also a charter member and former president of the Kennedy Lions Club and served on the Kennedy Farmers Elevator Board. Glen was an avid golfer and played often at the local courses and in Arizona. Corinne passed away on August 26th, 2011.
Glen is survived by his children, Patricia Anderson, Culver City, CA, Michael (Cindy) Gunnarson, Hallock and Pamela (Chris) Swenson, Kennedy; seven grandchildren, Robert (Emily) Gunnarson, Marc (Tera) Gunnarson, Kirsten ( Graeme) Stewart, Brooke (Steve) Zabel, Brady (Ashley) Swenson, Sean Swenson and Ricky (Tara) Anderson; nine great grandchildren Gus, Kaia and Elin Gunnerson, Evan and Olivia Zabel, Gavin, Elle and Brock Gunnarson and Greta Lynch Anderson; a sister, Judy Krabbenhoft, Blackduck, MN and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Loyd and Virgil; and sisters, Bernice Vik and Marjorie Vik.