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Jacob T Gunderson

Jacob T Gunderson

Jacob T. Gunderson, age 20, of Durand, died Saturday, June 5, 2021 at All Saints Hospital in Racine. He was the beloved son of Tony (Tess) Gunderson and Rebecca (Nick) Gruber. Jacob was born on March 27, 2001 and placed by God in the loving arms of his parents on his sister Ally’s second birthday, May 17, 2001.

Jacob was a firecracker that lit up the lives of those around him and anyone he met. He loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, trapping, boating and riding dirt bikes. His passion was football, playing and watching the Packers.

Jacob will be sadly missed by his loving family, his sister, Alicia “Ally” Gunderson of Menomonie; parents, Tony (Tess) Gunderson of Durand, Rebecca “Becky” (Nick) Gruber of Mondovi; siblings, Bailey, Bridget, Chloie, Kaden, Brayden, Gavin, Stella and Ian; Nanna & Papa, Jon & Jan Paulson of Eau Claire; grandparents, Kay Price of Plum City and Jeff Wagner of Arizona and Sharon Jesse of Durand, other people who were special in Jacob’s life, Brian Havens, Tim and Kellie Burke and countless other family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers, Alger Gunderson and Stan Jesse.

Private family services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Mitchel Carlson

    I’m very sorry to hear about the news. He was a good classmate of mine and it was an amazing privilege to know him. I’m sorry about your loss

  2. Tom and Julie Milliren

    May God wrap his loving arms around you at this difficult time. You have our sincere sympathies

  3. Terri Dematteo

    Our heartfelt condolences and sympathy are with all of Jacob’s family at this difficult time. We pray for your healing and peace on this journey.

  4. Ella Huttner

    So very sorry for this loss to family and friends. There are no words to take away the awful pain but knowing that he will surely be a firecracker wherever he is, and remembering all the "fun" he added to his family will hopefully provide a smile now and again. It is akways difficult to understand why when is so young and thinking of what "might have been". i am a gradma also and feel like I know him so well and a friend of Nana and pappa. God bless everyone of us!!!

  5. Jenny Tulip

    My heart breaks for Jacob and his entire family. I wish I had words to help comfort during this most difficult time. “G” will be missed. I am so sorry ???? for all of you and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Bob Anderson

    So very sorry for your loss,may God be on your side during these hard times

  7. Christian Gawin

    Tony and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your loss! We will be keeping you all in our prayers.

    Christian Gawin
    Storybook Homes

  8. Tracey Otto

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...

  9. Pat Frion

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all during this difficult time.

  10. Ali

    Hope you and your family are surrounded by so much love, sending healing prayers your way ????????????

  11. Monica Heitman

    Our deepest heartfelt sympathy! Love and hugs!!

  12. Lori Teigen

    To your whole family I am so sorry to hear about Jacob. Your in my thoughts.

  13. Kriss & Mark Buscherfeld

    There are no words to express how sorry we are to hear of your loss, but please know that we are here if you need anything. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Ramona Carrier

    I am so sorry to hear about Jacob’s passing. He had so much talent and ability and it is sad that his life ended so young. My condolences to his family and friends.

  15. Kathy

    So sorry for your loss! Sending Jacobs family prayers and love! May you find peace in all your wonderful memories!????

  16. Dottie Pacetti

    Oh Tony I am so Sorry to hear this today.
    God Bless you and your family at this time of loss.
    Big Huge from me and the Lennox WI team.

  17. Tom and Lisa

    We are so very sorry for your loss. May you be comforted and surrounded by loving family and friends at this time.

  18. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Our sympathy to all

  19. Mike and Pam Baier

    Special thoughts and prayers coming your way. Jacob's smile was so contagious...may he rest in peace....

  20. Patty and John Wayne

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you and your families.

  21. Barbara Gibson

    Sympathy to Jacobs Family and prayers.

  22. Sheri Almsted

    You have our deepest sympathies of your loss of Jacob.

    Kris , Sheri , Adrianna, Kampbell Almsted

  23. Mark and Kriss Buschrfeld

    Kriss and I are sending prayers your way for such a great loss.????

  24. John and judy Parr

    Hug’s to all

  25. Emerine Wilson

    My condolences to your family.❤️????????

  26. Kenzie Couch

    Prayers for the family as they grieve this deep loss. Jacob's soul is at peace with God. May you one day find comfort and joy in that. Sending prayers and love.

  27. Jean Gardner

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and condolences. May he RIP

  28. Tadd Hohlfelder

    Praying for comfort of this loss. There are not words to express the loss that must be felt.
    Condolences from Tadd, Toni and family.

  29. Steve Schacht

    So sorry to hear this, I can’t imagine how tough this is on you guys right now. Keep the faith you two and it will help you through this. Be strong!!!

  30. Vismay Brahmbhatt

    May his soul Rest In Peace. May god give your family strength and courage in this difficult time .

  31. Jessi Prissel

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all! Jacob was a big part of my sons life for a lot of years. He will be missed by many. Prayers he is at peace ❤️

  32. Candy Butler

    Prayers for all of your family in this time of sorrow.

  33. Casey and Stephanie Curtis

    We are so sorry for your loss. Holding you all up in prayer for comfort now and in the days ahead.

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