Margaret Gunderson, 91, longtime Williams County Auditor died peacefully at her Williston home on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 at First Lutheran Church Chapel in Williston. Pastor Marty Mock will officiate and interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery in Williston. Friends may share memories and condolences at www.fulkersons.com.
Margaret was born on March 5, 1921 in Wallingford to Clarence and Eda Skattebo. She graduated from Graettinger High School in 1938 and Waldorf College in 1940. Nov. 16, 1940, she was married to LeRoy Gunderson and raised three children, Robert, Sandra and Douglas.
In 1964, Margaret and LeRoy relocated to Williston, N.D., where Margaret began work at the Williams County Auditor's office until 1991, the last 12 years, serving as County Auditor. In 1995, Margaret began work at Walmart, greeting customers for 16 years until her retirement in 2011.
Margaret was a faithful and active member of the First Lutheran Church. She enjoyed singing with the Sweet Adelines and Tuesday Soup day with her friends. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, KFC picnics with her grandchildren, and passing out hugs to all.
Grateful for having shared her life are her son, Douglas Gunderson and wife Sandy of Williston; seven grandchildren, Todd Gunderson and wife Melissa of Sioux City, Marsha Ackerman of Chicago, Ill., Kenny Gunderson of Sioux City, Bob Gunderson and wife Lisa of Williston; Jennifer Ackerman of Sioux Falls, S.D., Dawn Gunderson of Williston, and James Gunderson and wife Kristin of Williston; six great-grandchildren; and brother, Clare Skattebo; and sisters, Carol Kropf and husband Duane, and Lenora Kropf.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Eda Skattebo; her loving husband, Leroy Gunderson; son, Robert Gunderson; daughter, Sandra Gunderson; grandson, Richard Gunderson; and brother, Ernie Skattabo.
Friends may call at the Fulkerson Funeral Home of Williston on Tuesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and an hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.