Dalen Melvin Gunneson, 95

Published 10:58 am Friday, November 15, 2013

The funeral service for Dalen Melvin Gunneson will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at the First Baptist Church in Brownsdale, Minn., 206 East Main St., with Pastor Ken Petzold officiating. Interment will be in Waltham Township Cemetery.



Dalen Melvin Gunneson, 95, passed away on Nov. 14, 2013, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Austin, Minn.

Dalen was born on July 12, 1918, the son of Melvin and Cora (Dalen) Gunneson in Dodge County, Minn. Dalen graduated from Elkton High School. He was united in marriage to Elsie Geyer on Jan. 1, 1942, in Watertown, S.D. He attended school at Fargo, N.D., studying diesel mechanics. Dalen did seasonal harvesting for SENECA Foods during the pea and corn seasons for more than 30 years. Dalen was still active in farming until August of this year.

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Dalen is survived by his children, Beverly (Roger) Powers, Blooming Prairie, Minn.; Paul (Stormy) Gunneson, Waltham, Minn.; five grandchildren, Ben (Nikki) Powers; Martin (Amy) Powers; Gretchen (Nicholas) Miller; Jessica (David) Schnepple; Lindsay (Bill) Cordle; seven great-grandchildren, Tye, Savanna, Tucker, Simon, Corinn, Owen, and Nathaniel. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife in 2003.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at the Czaplewski Family Funeral Home in Hayfield and one hour before the service at the church on Monday,