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Donald John Gravunder

Donald John Gravunder

May 31, 2020

Donald John Gravunder, 91, of the Town of Bloomer, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

He was born in the Town of Bloomer on August 9, 1928, the son of Fredrick and Anna (Oldenburg) Gravunder. He married Luella Dalhka Boos on September 30, 1970, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.

Don was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer. He worked at the Chippewa Woolen Mill and later worked at and retired from Nelson Filter.

His main hobbies included fishing and gardening. He was good at repair, especially small engines and electronics. Don will always be remembered as “the most favorite uncle.”

He is survived by his brothers, Kenneth Gravunder of Chippewa Falls, Duane (Lois) Gravunder of Rice Lake, and Waldren (Mary Anne) Gravunder of Stillwater, MN; sisters, Beverly Hyland of Chippewa Falls, and Gloria (Ray) Hughes of Chippewa Falls; also by his daughter-in-law, Elaine Boos of Fall Creek, WI; grandchildren, Kelly (Kent) Andreas of Eau Claire, Vicki (Randy) Matula of Portage, Billie (Forrest) Cramer of Wellington, CO; nine great-grandchildren, Kassidy, Kenley, Kallen, Morgan, Lucas, Emerson, Sawyer, Colbie, and Oakley; and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He preceded in death by his parents; wife, Luella Gravunder; stepson, Kenneth Boos; half-sister, Edna Petschow Bohl; sister, Marlene Gravunder Lueck; and brother, Marlin Gravunder.

Visitation will be held from 1:30-2:45 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer. Graveside service will immediately follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in rural Bloomer with Pastor Martin Halom officiating.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.


1:30-2:45 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer.


3 p.m. Sunday, June 7, 2020, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in rural Bloomer

Florist Information

Bloomer Floral - (715) 568-5600 - All flowers should be delivered to the funeral home by Noon Sunday.


  • Don was a great Uncle. I have many great memories through the years. RIP

    June 8 at 6:31am

  • Pat and Sandy Shadick Don was the best neighbor anyone could hope for .He was a quiet man but always willing to lend a helping hand or give some advice.Sandy gonna miss bringing leftovers over and see the big grin on his face and always the thank you she would get. Certainly won't be the same with Don being gone. Elaine we are thinking about you and your family I'm sure Don is in a good place and most likely tinkering on his old snapper lawnmower.

    June 3 at 5:14pm

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