Friday, May 20, 2011

Rev. Theodore E. Gundlach

Born on January 22, 1934, Rev. Theodore E. Gundlach entered into eternal life on May 20, 2011, aged 77. Cherished husband of Jane (Herbst) Gundlach; beloved father of Timothy (Sharon), Daniel, Diane, Jonathan (Mary Kay) and Sarah (Steven) Billings; grandfather of Christopher, Allison, Laura, Karl, Julia, and Samuel Gundlach; and Andrew and Katy Billings. Further survived by brother Ken (Jeri); sister Judith (Vernon) Stern; brother- and sister-in-law, Carol (Herbst) and Tom Kroehn; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Theodore served for nearly 55 years in both parish ministry throughout the state of Wisconsin, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Kenosha; Trinity Lutheran Church and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; Our Savior Lutheran Church, Janesville, of which he was the founding pastor; and St. John’s Lutheran Church, Watertown; and teaching ministry at Milwaukee Lutheran High School and Walther Lutheran High School, Melrose Park, IL.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 24, at 11:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (4340 Six Mile Road, Racine, Wisconsin, 53420), Revs. Daniel Hinrichs and Steven Voigt officiating. Visitation will be at Wilson Funeral Home on Monday, May 23, from 5 – 7 p.m., and at the church from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Aurora Foundation Operations, Parkinsons Research Institute, (950 N. 12th Street, Suite A511, Milwaukee, WI 53233-1306); the LCMS Joint Seminary Fund (c/o The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, 1333 South Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122); or Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (address above).

Theodore was called to serve the Lord as his life work. He brought the promise and hope of the Gospel to many, and died in that same certainty.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Gary Leo and the caring staff at both Aurora Sinai Hospital and Zilber Family Hospice.

Wilson Funeral Home
1212 Lathrop Ave., Racine  262-634-3361

1 comment:

Cara Russo said...

Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are w/you all @ this time. Pastor Gundlach was a great man.