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Obituary, Benjamin Iltanen Bunge, 40

 

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Benjamin Iltanen Bunge

Benjamin Iltanen Bunge, 40 died suddenly, at his home in Burlington, Vt.

Ben, the second son of Linda and Sam Bunge, graduated from Petersburg High School in 1992.

Ben served as a firefighter and emergency medical technician for the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Dept, then attended the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and U.A. at Anchorage, earning a B.S. degree in nursing. He worked several years at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage before moving to Burlington, where he worked as a pediatrics nurse.

Ben loved to travel with friends, visiting Canada, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, and Mexico. His last trip was with his family to Ireland.

Ben is survived by both parents, his elder brother Nat, sister Kristi, niece Freya, nephew Teague, Uncles Joe and Paul, and aunts Nancy and Lisa.

A memorial service will be held in Burlington. Memorial donations can be sent to the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Dept.

 

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