Laurie Unke Goerndt

October 21, 1964 - June 18, 2014

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Funeral services for Laurie Goerndt, 49, of Fairmont, MN, will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at the United Methodist Church in Fairmont. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont.
Laurie passed away on Wednesday afternoon, June 18, 2014, at her home in Fairmont after a courageous battle with cancer. Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairmont are in charge of the arrangements for the family.
Laurie Unke Goerndt was born on October 21, 1964 in Fairmont, MN, the daughter of Roland and Shirley (Riggle) Unke. Laurie attended school in Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1983. While in high school, Laurie worked at the Lutz Wing and was a candy striper at the Fairmont Community Hospital. She graduated from the Mankato Technical College in 1990 with a degree in Human Services Technology. On July 15, 1995 Laurie was united in marriage to Harold Goerndt on the Unke Family Farm. Laurie was a Registered Nurse’s Aid and worked for 10 years in the Lutz Wing, 9 years with Home Healthcare and was a nurse’s assistant in Med-Surgery department in the Fairmont Hospital.
Laurie enjoyed the peaceful things in life like, canoeing, boating, fishing and Boundary Water trips. She also enjoyed being with her family and helping her grandchildren.
Those that will cherish her memory include her husband, Harold Goerndt of Fairmont; two children, Candace Schwebke and her husband, Dustin, of Fairmont, Brandon Goerndt of Fairmont; three grandchildren, Alyse, Brian and Kamden; parents, Roland and Shirley Unke of Fairmont; five siblings, Kim Johnson and special friend, Dan, of Maple Grove, MN, Scott Unke and his wife, Caroline, of Fairmont, Kurt Unke and his wife, GeDee, of Fairmont, Todd Unke and special friend, Lisa, of Fairmont, Lisa Schultz and her husband, Paul, of Sioux Falls, SD; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bev and Duane Horejsi of Montgomery, MN, Dale Goerndt of Blue Earth, Susan and Duane Philipp of Fairmont; many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, other relatives and friends.
Laurie was preceded in death by her grandparents, Grandpa and Grandma Riggle, Grandpa and Grandma Unke; parents-in-law, Gordon and Helen Goerndt; and one brother-in-law, Mike Johnson.

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