Georgene Ruth Gunther
July 13, 1924 – Jan. 12, 2014
Georgene Ruth Gunther of Waukesha died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at LindenGrove in Waukesha at the age of 89. She was born in Waukesha on July 13, 1924, the daughter of Arthur and Pauline Alm.
She proudly served her country in the United States Army with air traffic control in France. On May 3, 1947, she married David Gunther at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church; he preceded her in death Nov. 26, 2008.
Georgene enjoyed knitting, crocheting and rummaging and loved cats. She was a longtime and active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she participated in the OWLS group and sung in the church choir. Georgene loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her three children, Sally (Dannie) Majerus of Waukesha, Jim (Judy) Gunther of Delafield and Steve Gunther of North Prairie; her grandchildren, Christopher Majerus, Rebecca (Todd) Mueller, Patricia Majerus, Holly (Kristopher) Broehm, Justin (fiancée Maggie Johnson) Gunther, Lauren Gunther and Jeremy Gunther; and her great-grandchildren, Jason, Colin, Jacob, Nicholas, Bella, Logan, Trever and Gavin.
She is further survived by her sister, Betty Anders of Waukesha, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Jan. 16, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Wayne Borgwardt will preside. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Memorials in Georgene’s name are appreciated to the church (address above).
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit our website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.