April 5, 2023 at 7:26 p.m.

Raymond G. “Ray” Sunderman

Raymond G. “Ray” Sunderman
Raymond G. “Ray” Sunderman


Raymond G. “Ray” Sunderman, age 90 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on March 29, 2023, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 10, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Tim Wenzel officiating and the Rev. Jim Maderak concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m., April 10, at the church.

Raymond Gerhard Sunderman was born Feb. 5, 1933, near Grey Eagle, Minnesota, to Leo and Clara (Pluth) Sunderman. He graduated from Grey Eagle High School in 1951 and worked for Peschel Hardware after graduation. He was united in marriage to Irene Ruhland July 6, 1959, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Ray worked for Standard Oil from 1955 through 1964 and then worked at Vigortone Pre-Mixes and Ration Maker Pre-Mixes until his retirement in 1996. After retirement, Ray worked part-time at Centre Rental in Sauk Centre.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre and the Knights of Columbus. Ray had the gift to gab and enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years, Irene Sunderman of Sauk Centre; children Debra (Gene) Fondow of Mosinee, Wisconsin, Barbra (Todd) Gapinski of Sauk Centre and Robert Sunderman of Sauk Centre; grandchildren Abby and Bella Fondow and Zach, Josh and Lynsie Gapinski; and sisters-in-law Barbara Sunderman of Woodbury and Alice Sunderman of Grey Eagle.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; sister Evelyn Gartner; brothers Ronald and Richard Sunderman; and brothers-in-law Norb Gartner, Ray and Harold Ruhland.

Ray was a friendly man and will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral and Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.




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