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Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
Friday January 28th, 2022
2:00pm - 5:30pm

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Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
Friday January 28th, 2022
5:30pm - 6:00pm

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Jean M. Gunderson

Jean M. Gunderson (Bloch)

Age 92, Born May 5th, 1929 in Joliet, IL. Lifelong resident. Passed Away Peacefully at home, Sunday January 23, 2022.

Retired from St. Joes Hospital as Cafeteria Supervisor in 1986. Enjoyed doing her Crossword Puzzles, watching TV, spending time with her great-grandchildren, and traveling. She was a trooper when it came to vacations. Her list of travels include her home in Dellwood, WI, Minocqua, WI, Holland, MI (in 2019 she and Dee attended the 90th annual Tulip Festival which shared the same year as her 90th birthday), Kentucky Lake and Nashville, TN. Her favorite places to be were her home in Dellwood watching the kids play in the yard while relaxing, as well as Minocqua spending time at the casino with her godson Ray and wife Patty. An overall fun traveler and companion with such fond memories. Most of all she enjoyed seeing her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren more than anything, as her family was her life.

Survived by her 4 children: Sharon (Bob) Seguin of Manhattan, Randy (Kathy) Gunderson of Minooka, Diane Gunderson of Joliet, & Pam (John deceased) Alexander of Romeoville. 7 Grandchildren: Lynn (Brian) Sheard of Joliet, Brad (Val) Gunderson of Minooka, Josh (Dawn) Alexander of Plainfield, Jill (Joe) Vinachi of Morris, Brandon Alexander of Romeoville, Sean (Angela) Alexander of Joliet, Jessica Seguin of Manhattan. 21 Great Grandchildren: Jalen, Haley, Hannah, Samantha, Jacob, Rebekah, Carter, Kayla, Aiden, Ryan, Travis, Ross, Joey, Nate, Tred, Payton, Maddie (who shared Gr Grandmas birthday), Raegan, Bentley, Piper & Trevor. Sister-in-Law Donna Bloch, along with nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years Darwin (Gundy) Gunderson, her parents, in-laws, sister and brothers.

The family would like to Thank Lightways Hospice Danny, Jennifer, Beth, Bonnie & Margie, JD Brown Pharmacy delivery staff, Nurse Cindy from Newsome Home Health & ENT Surgical Consultants Dr Scott DiVenere and staff for putting up with our monthly appointments and Mom giving Doctor a hard time if he was a minute late. ߘŠ

Visitation Friday January 28th, 2022 from 2:00-6:00 @ Blackburn-Giegerich Sonntag Funeral home.
At her request, cremation rites will be accorded, with inurnment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lightways Hospice, St. Judes Children Research Hospital, or Donor’s Choice are appreciated.

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Jean was a sweet and special lady. She and Gundy treated me like one of their own. Her laugh was infectious and always kind. I remember her fondly. My condolences to Sheri, Randy "Butch",Dee and Pam.

Tom Butts

Tom Butts Jan 28 2022 3:57 PM

Aunt Jean will be missed...she was such a happy person, always a smile on her face. Truly enjoyed life to the fullest. I remember visiting when I was a little kid and always had fun at the Gunderson house. So glad I got to join Jean this past Thanksgiving for lunch; Dee, my sister Joan and I had such a nice time with Aunt Jean.
Sue Bloch - Niece

Sue Bloch Jan 28 2022 8:20 AM

My grandma but so much more than that. She was my most favorite person ever. I will miss her more than anyone could even know. Her laugh, her love, her kindness and her relationship with her great grandkids can never be replaced. All my happiest childhood memories included you. I love you. Say hi to Pa for me. Until we meet again…🥺❤️

Lynn Jan 27 2022 10:13 PM

Yes, Jean was always smiling and "laid-back". Growing up in our neighborhood, our family of 6 and Jean and Gun's family of 6 were separated by one house. We all roamed in and out of our houses and got in and out of trouble together. We had a great block full of kids!
After I moved to California, many years later I moved back to Joliet for a short time. I had an old red broken down Dodge Ram that had 3 rows of seats. I don't remember why the the middle seats were removed but they were. I went to pickup Dee and Jean. Jean was supposed to sit in the passenger seat next to the driver(me). Instead she opened up the side door, climbed up onto the floor on her belly, swung her feet up and sat on the floor. Let's go! I always laugh when I think of her. You could take that girl anywhere.
She will be greatly missed.

Karen Penrod Jan 27 2022 6:27 PM

What a Great Lady! When you think of Aunt Jean, what comes to mind is her easy smile and riotous laughter. She was adventurous, a teaser, and a highly competitive card and Yatzee player lol! She loved dining out and traveling. Visits at her kitchen table could last hours as long as there were sweets and coffee. There are 3 Aunt Jean sayings that will remain a forever memory..... \"Yeah Right,\" \"Oh Brother\" and my favorite - \"Raymond!\" I could envision her calling his name in the same fashion as a mischievous little boy. She was just a joy! She will be missed! She\'s bringing smiles to the family she was reunited with on her new adventure!

PS Warsaw Jan 26 2022 8:14 PM

Aunt Jean has always been a big part of my life. She meant the world to me. I can\'t believe she won\'t be there on Delmar... She will be missed.

Ray Warsaw Jan 26 2022 8:07 PM

You're in our Lords loving arms now, Aunt Jean! No more worries, pain or heartache! Such a joyful reunion waiting for you with all your loved ones!
Will always treasure our family get togethers at the holidays and summer family reunions! Until we see you again…..

Karen Hahn (Bloch, niece) Jan 25 2022 6:01 PM

God rest her soul. She will be missed. A second mom and loving, fun Aunt always welcoming with hugs and laughs. Joyful she is now with her family in heaven. Our prayers for Dee, Randy, Sharon, Pam and their families.
Love you Aunt Jean,(nephew) Bob and Donise Warsaw

Bob Warsaw Jan 25 2022 2:05 PM