Wayne E. Gunderson

WILMINGTON, Ill. — Mr. Wayne E. Gunderson, 85, passed away Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the Embassy Care Center in Wilmington, Ill.

Born in Morris, Ill., he was the son of the late Arthur and Sadie (Berkland) Gunderson. Raised and educated in Morris, Wayne married Marilyn (Seeger) and was married for over 51 years before her death on June 11, 2010.

Wayne retired from Self-Locking after 43 years of employment. He was an active camper, EMT with the Morris Fire Department, and was involved with the civil defense. He enjoyed square dancing with his wife and multiple friends.

Surviving are his three children, Russell (Nancy) Gunderson of New Jersey, June Jones of Maryland, and Jean (Mike) Thomas of California. Wayne also is survived by his two grandchildren, Jessica and Raymond.

Visitation will be fro  4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the U.C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home, Ltd., Morris. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the funeral home, with Pastor Steve Larson of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Saratoga Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice in Wayne’s memory.

Condolences can be extended online to the family at www.ucdavisandsons.com.

U.C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home, Morris, is in charge of arrangements. For additional information, call the funeral home at (815) 942-0084.