Peter Erick Gudmundson, 47 of Red Lake Falls, MN passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his residence.

A gathering time for family and friends will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Kathy Levenhagen officiating. Following the service a procession will form to take Peter back to Red Lake Falls, so feel free to bring your bike.

Peter Erick Gudmundson was born August 13, 1972 in Hallock, MN the son of Magnus and Phyllis (Pearson) Gudmundson. He was baptized on September 10, 1972 and confirmed on May 24, 1987 at Zion Lutheran Church in Lake Bronson, MN. Pete attended school in Hallock, MN and graduated from Kittson Central High School in 1990.

The romance began in the winter of 2000 with the love of his life and future wife, Colleen Sauve. Their first real date was at an Ozzy Osbourne concert and the couple has been inseparable ever since. On June 11, 2016 Pete married his best friend, Daisy and on June 11, 2020 she lost her best friend Pete.  Together they enjoyed riding motorcycle, fishing, snowmobiling, camping, demolition derbys, hunting, 4-wheeler rides, bonfires & tannerite.

Pete loved spending time with his family and friends; and he really blended with the Sauve family, Pete was like a brother from another mother.

He was a strong man with a strong personality and was lovingly known as “Soap Box” by friends and family. He had the natural ability to figure out his projects at work or around home and was not afraid of learning or trying new things. Pete appeared to be a tough guy but for those who knew him, he had a big heart and would do anything for his friends and family.

Pete has worked at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls as a Robot Maintenance Technician.

Pete was also a member of H.O.G., ABATE, Ducks Unlimited, NRA and Pheasants Forever.

Survivors include his loving wife, Colleen of Red Lake Falls; step-son, Brett (Liz Jagol) Larson of West Fargo, ND; grandchildren, Kevin Larson & Charley Mae; sister, Ann Hampton of Springfield, MO; uncles, Richard Gudmundson of Lake Bronson, MN and Rick Pearson of Atlanta, GA;  aunt, Avis O’Neil of Chatfield, MN; brothers & sisters-in-law, Sherry (Wally) Rondorf, James Sauve, Michelle (Randy) Chaput, Jamie (Peggy) Sauve, Brad (Angela) Sauve; his faithful companions (kids), Linus & Brandy; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; father & mother-in-law, James & Elizabeth Sauve; and good friend, Luke Dingman.

 

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