Durwood Kent Bunderson, 84, of Oakland NE

Durwood Kent Bunderson was born on March 15, 1932 in rural Burt County, Nebraska to Oscar and Dorlene (Lester) Bunderson. Kent passed away on Friday, June 3, 2016 at the Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland, NE.

Kent spent most of his life serving his friends, family and community in Burt County. Kent worked for Northwestern Bell for nearly 33 years as a union employee and installed the first dialed telephone in Fremont, NE.

Upon his retirement from Northwestern Bell, Kent and Myra (Gatzemeyer) enjoyed traveling and fishing. For many years they wintered in Florida.

Often Kent’s catches were the main course of numerous fish fries he cooked and served his family and friends.

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was a loyal, honest and hardworking man who treasured his friends and family.

Kent was loved and will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three siblings: Lester, Jim and Jeanne.

Kent is survived by his wife, of 43 years, Myra of Oakland; five children: Janet (Lee) Bunderson of Camdenton, MO, Kathy (Jo) Peterson of Omaha, NE, William (Eric) Bunderson of Omaha, Sandra Hille Weisman of Columbia, MO, Larry Hille of Fremont, NE; 12 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

Visitation is Tues., June 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland with family receiving friends.

The Funeral Service is Wed., June 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.

Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial is in the Craig Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to the family for designation at a later time.

Kent Bunderson

Kent Bunderson



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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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