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1929 Jean 2022

Jean M. Gunderson

May 5, 1929 — January 23, 2022

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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Visitation

Friday, January 28, 2022

2:00 - 5:30 pm (Central time)

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home

1500 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 28, 2022

5:30 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home

1500 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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