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In Memory of Gordon Thunberg


April 20, 1929 - September 11, 2020

Gordon F. Thunberg, age 91, of Barron died Friday, September 11, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire. 

He was born on April 20, 1929, the son of Martin and Helen (Berg) Thunberg, Sr. in Barnes County, North Dakota.  When Gordon turned 8, the family moved to Barron County, Wisconsin.  He graduated from Rice Lake High School.

He married Donna Rice in August of 1954.  He later married Neomi Gilbertson on June 17, 1982 in Brown County, North Dakota.  He farmed in Barron County, he also worked at the Barron Feed Mill and later, worked at the feed mill in Cameron.  He retired in April, 1991.

Gordon enjoyed fishing, playing cards and in his later years, going out for coffee.  He was a member of the Piper Marsh American Legion in Cameron. 

Gordon is survived by his son, Bruce Thunberg of Rice Lake; daughters, Shirley Pung and Cindy Murray, both of Grand Forks, ND; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Marian Russell of Lakewood, CA; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter-in-law, Judy; 2 grandchildren; a brother and 3 sisters.

A funeral service for Gordon Thunberg will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Rausch and Steel Funeral Chapel in Barron.  Visitation will be from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Rausch and Steel Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday morning at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Wayside Cemetery in Barron. 

Arrangements are being handled by Rausch and Steel Funeral Home in Barron.


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