Dean Robert Gunderson, 88, of Alpena passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Touch of Country.
Dean was born October 8, 1930, in Highmore, SD to the late Charles and Esther (Campbell) Gunderson. He served in the United States Air Force and Navy. On October, 15, 1961, he married Gloria Thingelstad. Dean was a science teacher, retiring from Alpena Public Schools in 1991. He was a member of the Optimist Club, Elks Club, and St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Surviving are his wife, Gloria; two children, Lisa Marie & Russell Catron, Eric & Sabrina Gunderson; two grandchildren, Katie and Jacob; one great granddaughter, Lenna; and brother, Terry (Donna) Gunderson.
Mr. Gunderson was preceded in death by his brother, Duane Gunderson.
Cremation arrangements have been handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.
Memorials: Hospice Compassus