Bernie C. Nundahl, age 91 of Perham, MN passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 in Perham Living. Visitation will be 9:00-11:00 a.m. followed by the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 3 at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Corliss Township, rural Perham. Pastor Jared Nies will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bernie was born June 30, 1927, in Madelia, MN, to Bernie Sr. and Sadie (Green) Nundahl. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Navy where he served on the LST 846 as a signalman. After his honorable discharge from the Navy he returned to Perham to work for his father at Nundahl Oil Company, Phillips 66. After the death of Bernie Sr., Junior along with his brother Bud and Ed Beringer bought the business. In the 1960s the family moved to California for 2 ½ years where Bernie owned a Texaco station in El Cajon, CA. He also worked with Mayflower trucking before moving back to Perham where he continued working at Nundahl Oil Company until his retirement.
Bernie was a longtime member of the Perham Fire Department where he served as assistant fire chief. He also served a term as commander of the VFW, president of the Perham school board, member of the Lions Club, and American Legion.
Bernie enjoyed life. He liked hunting, fishing, playing cards, bowling, and traveling. Bernie was married to Dollena Zilkowski Nundahl and together they raised seven children. Later, he married Janet Ellison Nundahl.
Preceding Bernie in death were his parents; his wives Dollena and Jan; his son Greg Hanft; his brothers Vernon “Bud” (Ceil) Nundahl and Dennis Nundahl; and brother-in-law Bill Morris.
Surviving Bernie are his sons Dan (Janet) Nundahl of Moorhead, MN, Mike (Ginny) Nundahl of Perham, Jerry Nundahl of Perham, and Tony Nundahl of Dent, MN; his daughters Connie Nundahl Dean of Anderson, SC, Jane Nundahl Harris (Monte Dickerson) of Perham, Brenda (Dave) Nyberg of Perham, and Tricia (Todd) Hackett of Muscatine, IA; his grandchildren Craig, Kristina (Jamie), Jeff (Amanda), Nic (Brittany), John (Christie), Luke, Kalena (Daniel), Jerrica (Devian), Estevan, Beau, Brandi (Paul), Justin, Beth (Dan), Corey (Brianna), Katey (Matt), April (Zachary), Joe (Sara), Jacob, Jenna (Paul), Megan (Nels), and Max; 24 great-grandchildren; his sister Vonnie Morris of Sedalia MO; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Thank you to the staff at Perham Living and Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com