Ronald F. Wunder, 75, of Seymour, passed away Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, at Our Hospice Center in Columbus.
Born Dec. 15, 1939, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was the son of Carl and Olinda Ott Wunder. He was married to Adrene Sharon Boening on Aug. 19, 1961, in Milwaukee.
Ron was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a 1967 graduate of Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska, earning degrees in music and elementary education. He was a teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School, Trinity Lutheran High School, Bartholomew County Home School Association, St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Columbus Christian School. Ron enjoyed playing multiple instruments and volunteered at area nursing homes, entertaining the residents. He also played in Milwaukee as a member of the Wunderbars, a family music band. During his teaching career, he tried to instill his love for music to the students he taught.
Mr. Wunder was a longtime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and an active member of American Legion Post 89 in Seymour.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Adrene; children, Mark (Ann) Wunder of Louisville, Kentucky, Ronda (Corey) Cain of Seymour and Greg (Beth) Wunder of Binghamton, New York; grandchildren, Danielle, Samantha, Natalie, Jake and Ava Wunder, Lucy and Hazel Cain and Jessica Napier; a brother, Marv (Chris) Wunder of Pewaukee, Wisconsin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Don Wunder; and a nephew, David Wunder.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Ralph Blomenberg, Pastor Philip Bloch and Vicar Dan Merz officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Burkholder Funeral Chapel and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church. Burial will take place at the Lutheran Cemetery following the service with military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post 89, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, Disabled American Veterans 47 and Vietnam Veterans 7, all of Seymour.
Memorials can be made to the music departments of Immanuel Lutheran School, Immanuel Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran High School.
Remembrances, condolences and a video of Mr. Wunder’s life can be shared at burkholderfuneralchapel.com.