Obituary for Kenneth L. "Ken" Gunther

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Kenneth L. "Ken" Gunther

April 21, 1947 - March 30, 2018

Kenneth “Ken” L. Gunther, 70, of Decatur, passed away at Rose Arbor Hospice on Friday, March 30, 2018.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018, from 12pm until 4pm at the VFW Post #6248, 540 N. Phelps St., Decatur. Memorial Contributions may be made to VFW Auxiliary Post #6248. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Ken was born on April 21, 1947, to Bill & Gayla (Abrams) Gunther in Dowagiac. He graduated from Hartford High School. Ken’s number one passion in life was farming, he worked for Farmer Grain’ for 20 years. He then drove trucks for Dave’s Concrete before he retired.

Ken was a member of the VFW Post #6248 Auxiliary team. He enjoyed Nascar, golfing, and gambling at the casino. Ken was an avid University of Michigan fan. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family.

Ken is survived by his children, Phil Gunther of Lincoln, Nebraska, Lesa (Mitch) Pratt of St. Joseph and Greg Gunther of Decatur; grandchildren, Mallory Gunther, Mckenzie Gunther, Nicholas Gunther, Spencer Beem and Sophia Gunther; and siblings, Ron (Linda) Gunther of Dowagiac and Karla (Josh) Ostrem of Lawton.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents.


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Date: Monday, April 9, 2018



506 N. Phelps St.
Decatur, Michigan 49045

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540 N. Phelps St., Decatur

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Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Auxiliary Post #6248.


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Born: April 21, 1947
Died: March 30, 2018

Condolences for Kenneth L. Gunther

Lorraine Stanek posted on 4/7/18

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ken Gunther. May you find strength in the memories you hold dear to your heart.


Deborah Chandler posted on 4/5/18

To the family of Kenny Gunther. Sending my sincerest condolences. Kenny was very hard working and a very thoughtful person. He loved his family dearly and talked about you guys often. God Speed - you will be missed.


Helen and Burr Tolles posted on 4/5/18

Phil, Lesa, and Greg Helen and I offer our condolences and prayers. Ken was a great person and a hard worker. We will miss Him.


Susie Kietzer posted on 4/2/18

Phil, Lisa & Greg, I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a very kind and helpful man. Susie Kietzer