Patricia "Pat" Gunderson

March 31, 1934March 20, 2020

Patricia “Pat” Francke Gunderson passed away March 20, 2020 surrounded by her devoted family.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-one years, Roger A. Gunderson, mother Leenor Francke, brother Donald Francke, and sister Gail Rayburn. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters Joyce O’Meara (Tim) and Janet Gunderson, her son Roger William Gunderson, sister Leenor Doyle, brothers Charlie Francke and Doug Francke (Donna), and extended family and friends.

Pat was a retired Louisville school guard and worked thirty-seven years at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. She was a member of Louisville Turners, volunteer at Actors Theatre of Louisville, bowler and card player, and enjoyed her many travels to New York City with her family and friends.

Her funeral service and visitation will be private due to the COVID-19. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.


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Patricia "Pat" Gunderson

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Bonnie Buehner Waiz

March 22, 2020

My mother, Marie Buehner, was one of Pat's best friends through the years. They were School Traffic Guards together and worked at the Fairgrounds together until they both retired. My mom passed away in 2017 but I continued to think about Pat and all the people they worked with over the years. They were as much a part of my life as my moms. I would like to express my deepest sympathies to all of Pat's family in this time of sorrow for your loss and the chaos in the world. It always helps to be surrounded by friends which is unfortunately not possible at this time. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know mom and Pat are yapping it up in heaven probably griping about an old boss at KFEC. Pray they look down on us and provide us love and guidance.