Fred H. Gunzel Jr, age 89, of Villa Park

Written by Brust Funeral Home on November 12th, 2018

gunzelFred H. Gunzel Jr, age 89, of Villa Park passed away November 10, 2018.

Visitation will be held Thursday, 9:30 AM until time of funeral service at 11 AM at Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, 305 S. Princeton, Villa Park. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West in Oak Brook Terrace.

Fred is survived by his loving children, Jeff, Jason (Connie) and Beth Gunzel (Luis Valencia); his cherished grandchildren, Justin, Sheridan, Arden, and Aaron; many nieces and nephews.

Fred Is preceded in death by his parents, Fred H. Gunzel Sr. And Josephine Gunzel (Cervenka) and his brother, Elwin.

Fred graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Elmhurst College and spent his career as a technical writer for Central Scientific, AM Multigraphics, Solopak Pharmaceuticals and Apotex Inc. He was a life-long learner and completed a certificate in Philosophy and Humanities from the University of Chicago as well as obtaining his private pilot’s licenses. Fred enjoyed mountain climbing, photography, traveling and nature. He belonged to the American Chemical Society, Mountaineering Club and Torch club and attended the York Center Church of the Brethren.

Please omit flowers. Donations to York Center Church of the Brethren, 1S071 Luther Ave, Lombard, IL 60148, are appreciated.

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4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Sharon Meola says:

    Prayers to the Gunzel family during this difficult time.

    Fred, so glad to have had lunch and visited with you during the past year. Your knowledge and wit was always a great conversation.

    Rest In Peace cousin. You will be missed.

  2. Meagan Kerr says:

    I am one of the neighborhood kids that grew up with “Mr. Fred”. That’s what he wanted us to call him. I lived a few doors down. He was a free spirit who loved and appreciated the little things. I’ll never forget our random talks with him and my parents as I would stop while coming home from a bike ride or walking one of the family dogs. I’d catch the lightning bugs with the other kids or save frogs and salamanders from window wells and he would beam with joy that we were all so involved with nature. Heaven has gained an angel. I will be unable to attend the services but will be saying prayers for him and the family. It was an honor to know him. He touched the lives of many.

    With Love,

    Meagan Kerr

  3. Ralph and Phyllis Petcher says:

    Jeff, Jason and Beth
    Sorry to hear about your dad. I know we haven’t seen him or any of you for quite a while. I know he will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
    Uncle Ralph and Aunt Phyllis

  4. Nadia says:

    Mr. G, You were one in a million. Whenever you would come to York Township it was ALWAYS a pleasure talking with you. I am so glad that I got to know you. You are and always will be sorely missed. Heaven is lucky.

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