David J. Gunther

March 22, 1918 - Nov. 26, 2008

David "Dave" "Bud" J. Gunther of Waukesha died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 90. He was born March 22, 1918, in Waukesha, the son of Max and Esther (nee Dable) Gunther.

David was a World War II Army veteran serving in Italy. On May 3, 1947, Dave was united in marriage to Georgene Alm at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha. He was employed at Miller Brewing Co. in Milwaukee for more than 30 years, retiring in 1983. As an avid bowler, Dave enjoyed playing on many leagues throughout the years. He loved cars, working in his yard and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed singing, was in a barbershop quartet and sang in the church choir. Dave was a longtime, active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Dave will be sadly missed by his wife, Georgene of Waukesha; three children, Sally (Dannie) Majerus of Waukesha, Jim (Judy) Gunther of Delafield and Steve Gunther of North Prairie; grandchildren, Christopher (Nancy) Majerus, Rebecca (Todd) Mueller, Patricia Majerus, Holly (Kristopher) Broehm, Justin Gunther, Lauren Gunther and Jeremy Gunther; great-grandchildren, Jason, Colin, Jacob, Nicholas, Logan, Trever, and Gavin; brother, Bill (Vera) Gunther of Minneapolis; and sister, Carol Komberec of Waukesha.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from noon until the 2 p.m. funeral service Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Arthur Koepsell will preside. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials in Dave’s name many be made to the church (please see address above).

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.