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Gary R. Wunderlich

December 6, 1939 — December 5, 2012

Gary R. Wunderlich, age 72, of Greenville, passed away at his home on December 5, 2012. Gary was born on December 6, 1939, in Greenville, to the late Edwin and Irene (Heinel) Wunderlich. He was a 1958 graduate of Hortonville High School. Gary lived and worked on the family farm all of his life and also did custom farming. He worked very hard and put in long hours to provide for his family. Gary enjoyed fishing, boating and especially hunting with Arnie Heinel and Jim Ruwoldt. His grandchildren were his pride and joy, and he was proud of each and everyone of them. He was further blessed with great neighbors who were very special to him.

Survivors include his son, Brian (fiancé D'Lynn) and his children, Jesse, Jacob and Kaylee, and D'Lynn's children, AJ, Shayna and Ruthy; his daughter, Brenda (Dave) Stenz, their daughters, Nicole and Brianna; his sister, Illey Ruwoldt; and his brother, Warren (Pat) Meyer. Gary is further survived by the mother of his children, Betty (Jeff) Pockat; and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Allen Wunderlich and Floyd (Elaine) Meyer; his brother-in-law, Leroy Ruwoldt; and his granddaughter, Kristen Wunderlich.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 326 E. North Street, Appleton, with Rev. Bryan Schmidt officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Betty Pockat, who cared for our father. She has a gifted heart and we love you Mom! A special thank you is also extended to ThedaCare at Home for their loving care. Online condolences may be offered at

Dad, you will be in our hearts forever! Thank you for our lives, and everything you have done for us.

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