John D. Gunderson, 87, a lifelong Stillwater resident, was born Oct. 20, 1925, in Stillwater, to Bill and Claire Gunderson. John is survived by his wife of 64 years, Beulah; loving children, Becky Cossor (Jim Borg), Jeneen (Digger) Johnson and Barb Carter (Steve Holt); eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and many other family members and friends. John was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. His family would like to give a special thank you to the staff and support at the VA Medical Center. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Simonet Funeral Home, 6429 Osgood Ave. North in Stillwater. A prayer service is 6 p.m. A private family burial is at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with full military honors. Memorials are preferred to the ALS Society.