Reverend Burton G. Bundy, 85, of Mayville, ND, died Sunday, December 25, 2011, at Luther Memorial home. Rev. Bundy was drafted into WWII with the Army and served in Okinawa, Japan where he was severely wounded. After nearly a year of hospitalization, he returned to North Dakota where he married his first wife Helen (Simonson). Rev. Bundy and Helen had three children together before Helen passed away from complications of multiple sclerosis. On Nov. 28, 1954 Rev. Bundy remarried to Bonnie (Delaney), they would also have three children together.
Rev. Bundy managed the Gambles store in Devils Lake, New Rockford, and Williston. In Williston, he and Bonnie became part of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren (LB). Along with others, they established the LB Fellowship Church in Williston, and the LB Church in Crosby. In Sidney Mt, Rev. Bundy served the congregation as their first full time pastor, while he worked on a degree from LB Seminary.
A few years later, he and Bonnie moved on to start LB churches in Bismarck and in Fargo. In 1985 Rev. Bundy accepted the role of Executive Director of Home Missions for the Church of the Lutheran Brethren.
In 1989 he and Bonnie moved to Fort Collins, Co, to work with a home missions church, and later to Grand Forks, ND so Rev. Bundy could serve as an Associate Pastor. In their later years they returned to Williston and Rev. Bundy served Williston LB Fellowship Church as Visitation Pastor.
In his 70’s, Rev. Bundy cast the vision for an LB Church in Watford City, ND. While poor health limited his involvement, the plans moved forward and Living Faith LB Church was born.