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Gunda Steen

Gunda Steen

July 5, 1921 Sept. 7, 2013

Gunda A. Steen, 92, of Detroit Lakes, died Sat-urday, September 7, 2013 at Essentia Health Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.

Gunda Adelle Bakken was born to Ole and Caro-line (Johnson) Bakken on July 5, 1921 in Holmesville Township. She grew up and attended country school in Holmesville Township. She later worked in various homes in the area as well as in Minneapolis, doing housekeeping and child care.

In October of 1943, Gunda started working in Detroit Lakes at the Hartz Grocery Store, as a cashier. She was employed there for 13 years. On December 16, 1956 she married Carl Leo Steen at the Egelund Lutheran Church. They farmed in the Holmesville area.

In May of 2011, Gunda moved to the Lincoln Park Senior Living Apartments in Detroit Lakes. She had been a resident at Oak Crossing since April of 2013.

Gunda enjoyed gardening, watching the birds, cooking, scrapbooking, and animals.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, John and Elsie Bakken, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Leo in 2011; sister and brother-in-law, Fern and Ned Larson; an infant sister, Jeane; and an infant brother.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at the Bakke Lutheran Church in rural Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Interment will be in Egelund Lutheran Cemetery, Holmesville Township.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes.