Chad Orley Gunderson, 51, of Hutchinson, formerly of Thief River Falls, passed away peacefully at Oakland Park Communities Thursday, July 22, with his loving family by his side under the wonderful care of the Oakland Park Communities staff and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Chad was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme in January 2019. Characteristic of his nature, he fought the cancer with a defiant and uncompromising determination. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service Thursday, July 29, at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls. Visitation is also 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 30, at Redeemer Lutheran Church. The service to celebrate Chad’s life is 11 a.m., Friday, July 30, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, with the Rev. Darryl Cory officiating. Burial is at Faaberg Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rindal, following the lunch and fellowship.