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Johnny Sundin

Johnny R. Sundin, age 47 of Willmar, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 27, at his home in Willmar.

Services will be held at 11 AM. Friday, March 4, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. Thursday at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and at the church one hour prior to the service.

Johnny Ray Sundin was born on March 26, 1968 in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of John M. and Carolyn R. (Morgan) Sundin. They lived in the Lake Lillian area for a few years before moving to Willmar in about 1973. He received his education in the Willmar Public Schools, graduating in 1986. He continued his education at Ridgewater College graduating with a degree in Business. Johnny has worked on and off with the Willmar REC Dept. for around 30 years and had been a job coach with Willmar Schools and helped with coaching at Ridgewater College. On August 29, 1999, he was married to Christina Eisenbacher in Willmar and they made their home in Willmar. They moved to Hutchinson where Johnny was employed with H.T.I. He moved back to Willmar after a couple years and has been employed as a House Supervisor with Divine House. He was always active in sports, was a full time softball player with Earls Signs, coached, was an umpire. Johnny enjoyed golfing, a good bonfire, friends and loved being with family especially at the holidays, making sure everyone got together to celebrate the season.

He is survived by one son, Tyler Sundin of Willmar, one daughter, Alexis Sundin of Willmar and his mother, Carolyn R. Sundin of Willmar. Also surviving are two brothers; Daniel Sundin of Willmar and Gary Sundin of Willmar and one sister, Mary Sundin of Willmar, besides other relatives and many friends.

Johnny was preceded in death by his father, John in 2013 and his grandparents.

Cemetery Details

Bethel Lutheran Cemetery
1365 15th Street SW
Willmar, MN, 56201


MAR 3. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


MAR 4. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bethel Lutheran Church

411 Becker Avenue SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201



MAR 4. 11:00 AM

Bethel Lutheran Church

411 Becker Avenue SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


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I am still in shock of him passing. He has touched so many people. Sending more prayers for everyone for today and tomorrow as it will not be an easy to say Good bye until we meet again. Johnny, rest in peace my good friend

Nichole White - March 03, 2016 at 02:02 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I will miss Johnny at work visiting with him way after his shift was over. I will miss seeing him in walmart and the community. I will miss him every day until we see each other at God's house. RIP my good friend my co-worker.

Penny Mulder - March 01, 2016 at 07:09 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Carolyn and Family, just wanted you to know, having lost a child of our own, we are sending our sympathy, love, and prayers in your time of great sorrow.The sun will shine again and we carry on to honor the memory of our loved ones. Remembering the days when our kids were all little at the same time, those whew the days! Love you, Geo. and Tody in AZ.

kathryn Clarke - February 29, 2016 at 03:04 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

We are so very sorry for all of you. We remember Johnny Rae since he and our son Jeff were friends in elementary school and cub scouts---those pinewood debris where Johnnys cars always were the best, and Jeff's car just couldn't keep up. Johnny always was such a pleasant friendly kid and young man. God bless you all.

Jeanie and Manny - February 29, 2016 at 02:07 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Carolyn and Family, so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Mary Phillips - February 28, 2016 at 11:03 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Kari Schandorff lit a candle in memory of Johnny Ray Sundin

Kari Schandorff - February 28, 2016 at 06:00 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Thank you

Gary Sundin - February 29, 2016 at 05:12 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

As the ex-wife/mother of his children it is the most difficult moment of my life seeing our kids miss him so much and feeling so helpless. My best memory is seeing his unconditional love of Tyler and Alexis since the day they were born and his level headed humor in dealing with every situation that we dealt with through the years. I am going to miss picking up the phone and talking to him for the rest of my years on this planet. God bless the Sundin family in your grief and thank you all for loving and helping our kids through this. He is missed more than you will ever know. -Chris Sundin

Chris Sundin - February 28, 2016 at 06:43 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Thank you

Gary Sundin - February 29, 2016 at 05:07 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Johnny always had a smile on his face and a hug, for anyone who needed one. He was a special friend. He will missed by many, my heart goes out to his children and his family. (Melissa Borstad Ver Steeg). :bouquet::bouquet::bouquet:

melissa versteeg - February 28, 2016 at 08:08 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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