Mearl A. Gunderson age 83 of Detroit Lakes, MN died January 25, 2014 at his residence, under the care of Hospice and his sisters in law. Mearl enjoyed a good pot of coffee, and listening to country music. He especially enjoyed listening to "Polka Party" on the radio Sunday afternoons. He is survived by his wife, Mavis; brothers, Leland (Phyllis) and Donald (Helen); sister, Lavonne (Daryl) Miller; brothers in law, Allen Goshinska and Robert (Naomi) Rusdal; sisters in law, Janet Bjornstad, Betty Litzinger, and Ruby (Rudy) Frank; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Flossie Bulson Gunderson, and brother, Carroll.