Orville J. Sunde, age 90 of Edinburg, ND, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Altru Hospital of Grand Forks.
Orville J. Sunde was born June 17, 1927 in Fargo, ND, the son of the late John S. and Aalga (Skare) Sunde. He graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 1948. He was united in marriage to H. Marjorie Tenold on August 15, 1953 in Minneapolis, MN. He served in the US Army from 1953-1955 where he earned the rank of Sergeant. Following his discharge he entered the Seminary, graduating in 1958. Upon completion of Seminary, he served numerous rural communities in North and South Dakota and Minnesota. Even after retiring he continued his musical ministry. He moved into the Episcopal Church Home in St. Paul, MN in 2011.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Edinburg. He was an avid musician and enjoyed spreading the word of God through his music.
Orville is survived by his children: John Sunde, Brentwood, NY, Paul Sunde, Luther Sunde and Mark Sunde, all of Maplewood, MN, Michael Sunde, Oslo, MN and Mary Sunde, Edinburg, ND, 4 grandchildren: Benaiah W. Sunde, John A. Sunde, Hannah L. Sunde and Elizabeth A. Sunde, 2 step-grandchildren: Kator K. Onyemenam and Sultana L. Onyemenam and sister Edith Hesselbrock, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife on July 5, 2011.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Edinburg. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Edinburg. Also friends may call at the church for one hour prior to the service. Military rites will be provided by the Edinburg American Legion Post and the North Dakota National Guard Honor Guard. Interment will be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery of Edinburg.