Gilbert J. Gundrum

Gilbert J. Gundrum, 90, of West Bend died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007 at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls.

He was born Jan. 15, 1917 in Milwaukee to the late Albert and Rose (nee Hartman) Gundrum, and married Rosemary C. Wagner on Sept. 28, 1940 at St. Matthias Church in Nabob.

Gilbert was a carpenter for a few years, when in 1947 they moved to a farm in Goldendale. In 1954 they moved to a farm in West Bend which is the current location of the Gundrum Brothers Farm.

Following his retirement, Gilbert and Rosemary moved to their current address.

In his later years he enjoyed spending time at his cabin near Crivitz.

Gilbert was a former member of the Menís Society at St. Matthias Church in Nabob and a current member of Resurrection Catholic Church in Allenton.

Both Gilbert and Rosemary were longtime members of the Young at Heart Club.

Gilbert is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rosemary; and six children, Walter (Marlene) of Fond du Lac, Janet (special friend Herb Buettner) Youmans, Mary (Robert) Ihlenfeld, Mark (Arlene), Arleen (Ralph) Dornacker and Jerry (Donna), all of West Bend.

He is further survived by 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roman (Audrey) Wagner of West Bend, Sr. Helen Wagner of Milwaukee, Florence (Robert) Dymale of Albuquerque, N.M, Rev. Vernon Wagner of Mt. Calvary and Rev. Bernard Wagner of Mt. Calvary; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Judy Ellenbecker; his brother, Norman (Claudia); his sister, Bernice (Norman) Feller; his brother-in-law, Edward (Martha) Wagner; and his sister-in-law, Marguerite (Sylvester) Scharrer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church in Allenton, with his brother-in-law Fr. Vernon Wagner presiding.

Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend on Thursday after 4 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m., and also Friday at the church only from 10 until 10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Resurrection Catholic Church or the Capuchin Missions are appreciated.