Peter Bundy ’72

13 April 2020

Class: 1972

Major: Studio Art

Residence: Minneapolis, MN

Deceased: April 5, 2020

Alumni survivors: Lauren G. Bundy ’23 (Niece)

Bundy, Peter Putnam age 70, of Edina, MN, passed away peacefully at home on April 5, 2020 from thrombocytopenia (blood disorder). Born October 31, 1949 in Boston, MA, Peter attended elementary school in his hometown Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA and spent his middle through high school years at the Groton School, Groton, MA. Peter came to Minnesota to pursue a BA at Carleton College and then made the Midwest his home. After earning a MA in Communications from the University of Iowa, Peter pursued a career in film production and media education. His poetic films were screened nationally, winning numerous awards and grants, including a prestigious Bush Fellowship. However, after acquiring a large section of forest land in central Minnesota, he discovered a new passion for land management and forest restoration that would become his new driving force. Going back to school, he earned a MS in Silviculture from the University of Minnesota in 1989. Peter worked for over 25 years as President of Masconomo Forestry, an innovative forestry consulting firm, assisting public and private land owners in the Lake States how to best care for their land. A gifted writer, Peter had three books published on forestry including his most recent, An Active Hand: Fundamentals of Restoration Forestry, published by The Society of American Foresters in 2019. Survived by his loving wife, Nancy Stalnaker Bundy; son, Shawn Wolf Bundy (Beth); grandchildren, Morgan Bonds, Kieran Bonds, Stuart Bundy; stepson, Miles Norwood and siblings, Harvey (Blakely) Bundy III, H. Southerland “Southie” Bundy (Richard Hermon-Taylor) and Rodman Bundy (Loretta Malintoppi). Preceded in death by parents Edith and Harvey Bundy Jr. He will be deeply missed.

Read his obituary in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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  • 2022-02-11 13:15:04

    Peter roomed with Bill Young on 3rd Goodhue freshman year. They both played football that year. Bill left school after freshman year so Peter branched out with a different social group and graduated with a major in the humanities. He was a bright, engaging guy. After Carleton he got a masters in communications at the University of Iowa and pursued a successful career in film. Later his interests veered into land and forest management. He returned to school again, getting a degree in forestry at the U of Minnesota. He managed a large plot of land in Northern Minnesota and developed expertise in restoration forestry. He wrote several books on the subject. He died at age 70 of a malignant blood disease.

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