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Theodore "Ted" W. Gunnare

Theodore "Ted" W. Gunnare

Delmont – Ted Gunnare, 89, died Thursday, August 22 at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston. Funeral service will be Monday, August 26 at 10:30 am at Koehn Bros. Funeral Chapel in Delmont. Visitation will be Sunday, August 25 from 5 to 7 pm with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Koehn Bros. Funeral Chapel in Delmont.

Theodore "Ted" W. Gunnare was born October 14, 1923 to Erik and Anna (Innala) Gunnare on the Gunnare family farm near Delmont, SD. He attended country school in Charles Mix County and graduated from Delmont High School in 1941. He entered the United States Navy on April 14, 1945 and served during World War II until his honorable discharge on July 26, 1946. After serving his country, Ted moved back to the Delmont area where he began farming. He was united in marriage to Faith Kraemer on August 21, 1956. He was a lifelong farmer, 63 year member of the Delmont American Legion Post 249, and enjoyed collecting antiques and attending antique sales. Ted went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston, SD at the age of 89.

He is survived by his wife, Faith of Yankton, SD; 4 siblings: Anna Mae Dyce of Billings, MT; John (Lianne) Gunnare of Wagner, SD; Ruth Sharpe of Kennewick, WA; and Alice Fuerniss of Delmont; a sister-in-law, Esther Kraemer of Scotland, SD; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 7 brothers, Carl, Bertril, Olaf, Harold, Richard, Donald and James; 4 nephews and a niece.