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Kent P. Gunden, 61, died Thursday at Goshen Hospital.
He was born June 19, 1956, in Elkhart, to William "Bill" Jr., and Evelyn (Rocke) Gunden.
He is survived by four siblings, Sherri (Delmar) Gunden King, Dennis (Kimberly) Gunden and Carla Gunden, all of Goshen, and Marla (Dennis) Peak, Edwardsburg, Michigan; 10 nieces and nephews; and six great-nieces and nephews.
A 1975 graduate of Concord High School, Kent received an athletic letter for his work as team manager of the football team. He was a member at Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart, and worked as a Goshen News newspaper carrier for 23 years.
Kent enjoyed many hobbies, including music, fishing, sports, spending time with family, art, reading and anything associated with Notre Dame University.
Kent participated in several national Special Olympics, winning several gold medals in swimming and diving. If you met Kent you would never forget him.
Friends may call Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Gathering Room of College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
A memorial service will be conducted in the church sanctuary at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Pastor Pamela Yoder will officiate.
Private burial will take place at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial gifts may be directed to MDC Goldenrod.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 9, 2018
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