Herbert Franklin “Herb” Gundlach

Herbert Franklin “Herb” Gundlach

Birth
Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 16 Apr 2018 (aged 87)
Fitchburg, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 188869004 · View Source
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FITCHBURG OREGON--Herbert F. "Herb" Gundlach, age 87, of Fitchburg, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, April 16, 2018. He was born on the family farm on Feb. 20, 1931, the son of Ged and Frances (Lalor) Gundlach. Herb served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957, as a tank commander with rank of staff sergeant. He married Jeanne Whalen on Dec. 2, 1967, at Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church, in Oregon. Herb farmed in Fitchburg on the Gundlach family farm and then worked for Haight Equipment as a parts and shop manager. Later, he became property manager for Bill Tesnow and then for Tom and Diane Thompson for many years. In 2018, Herb retired from Gunderson Funeral Homes where he served as funeral director assistant for the past 25 years. Herb played the organ for Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church for 63 years beginning in 1946. He played the accordion with "Don Ring and the Rhythm Kings" and "Don Frey and the Caravans" for 43 years. Herb enjoyed raising white doves for dove releases as a hobby. Herb is survived by his wife, Jeanne; son, Alan (Dawn) Gundlach; sisters, Evelyn Paus, Jean Wescott, and Peggy Riley; brothers, Howard Gundlach and Jerry (Kathy) Gundlach; sister-in-law, Janet (Neal) Geraths; and many other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tom Gundlach; and brothers-in-law, Elton Paus, Bill Wescott and Jack Riley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at HOLY MOTHER OF CONSOLATION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 651 N. Main St., Oregon, at 11 a.m., on Friday, April 20, 2018, with Father Gary Wankerl presiding. Burial with Military Honors will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Oregon, with a luncheon to follow at the church. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON OREGON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 1150 Park St., Oregon, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018, and also at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Friday. Memorials may be made to Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church and Agrace HospiceCare.

Wisconsin State Journal
Madison, Wisconsin
18 Apr 2018, Wed • Page A8


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  • Created by: Angela Owens Jando
  • Added: 16 Apr 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 188869004
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Herbert Franklin “Herb” Gundlach (20 Feb 1931–16 Apr 2018), Find a Grave Memorial no. 188869004, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Oregon, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Angela Owens Jando (contributor 46796783) .