Edward "Jerry" Gunderson

GUNDERSON, Pastor Edward "Jerry

Pastor Edward "Jerry" Gunderson, 82 of Azusa, CA went peacefully to be with our Lord and Savior on Christmas Eve 2012. He was born December 4, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA, the son of Jack and Dorothy Gunderson. Pastor Jerry was a graduate of Azusa Pacific University and was in the ministry for over 60 years, even at the time of his passing. His passion was sharing Christ's love and message of salvation with everyone he met. His love of people and his love for the Lord radiated through him and touched countless lives. He is survived by his devoted wife, Marilyn, and their four children: Cheryl Read and her husband Craig of San Dimas, CA, Gary Gunderson and his wife Dorothy of Glendora, David Gunderson and his wife Sheryl of Newport Beach and Sharon Costello and her husband Bob of Claremont. He dearly loved his eleven attentive grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, along with loving brothers- and sisters-in-law. Visitation will be at Covina Evangelical Free Church located at 1661 E. Cypress St. in Covina (corner of Bonnie Cove & Cypress) on Thursday, January 3 from 5:00 through 8:00pm. A memorial service to celebrate his life and service to the Lord will be held on Saturday, January 5 at Christ's Church of the Valley, 1404 West Covina Blvd in San Dimas at 10:00am. We welcome and invite all who were touched by Pastor Jerry and would like to pay their respect to an extraordinary man of God.


Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2012