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SenHatrackMN

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 5:16:13 PM

On October 22, 2012 my brother died. He used the name "flyboy", or something like that, here on the Twin Cities Gas Prices website. His death was due to complications of his diabetes. As an insulin dependent diabetic he lost his wings. Now he has them back.

Gunnar was an avid fan of this website. He used it to find and then stock up on gasoline even though his Geo Metro got 47 MPG. Before his computer broke down and to help him recover from a serious strike Gunnar would make a daily report of gas prices in the northern suburbs and all over the Twin Cities. Those reports were the therapy that helped him recover from his stroke.

There will be a memorial service for Gunnar in early December. All who knew him from this website are invited to attend the service. There will be more information posted about it as the plans are made.
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wmm330
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R.I.P
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RIP
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ross3
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 5:48:10 PM

I am sorry that I am just now seeing this; I would e-mail him every now and then and he did attend a few of the Get-togethers for the Twin Cities area. May he rest in peace; my condolences.
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WR-INC
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:34:05 PM

I'm also sorry for your loss.
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wmm330
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2012 10:56:30 AM

Im so sorry for your loss.

I remember seeing him around about 10 yrs ago. I think there was something in the paper back in 2002 and many joined from the TwinCities after that.

RIP, flyboy.

Thanks for letting us know and will watch for the memorial info.

[Edited by: wmm330 at 12/3/2012 10:58:44 AM EST]
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SenHatrackMN
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 6:24:15 PM

Thanks, Zimcity.
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SenHatrackMN
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2012 6:23:18 PM

CelticHeart, yes "Gunnar" was a family name. He was Gunnar B. Bjornson III. My paternal grandfather was the first, my dad was the second, and he was the third. Although in the Icelandic tradition of patronymics my family would have had the last name Gunnarsson (Gunnar's son). They would because my grandfather and father's first name was Gunnar. Sadly there will probably not be a GBB IV.
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 12:35:43 PM

Sorry to hear about this.

I believe I met Gunnar at one get together years ago. May he rest in peace and sorry for your loss.
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2012 4:04:34 PM

I wondered about his name "Gunnar". Was always interesting. Is it a family name?

How are you holding up?
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SenHatrackMN
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 1:07:21 PM

Thank you CelticHeart for your kind words about Gunnar.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/startribune/obituary.aspx?n=gunnar-b-bjornson&pid=160868397#fbLoggedOut
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 2:46:08 PM

He was a wonderful man and a great Gas Buddy. Hubby and I send you our deepest sympathy -

I wish we could be there for the memorial, but know we are with you in spirit. May our Lord bless you and your family in this time of grief.
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