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William S. Gunzel

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CENTER OSSIPEE, N.H. -- William S. Gunzel, 78, of Dorrs Corner Road, passed away Jan. 31, 2004 at the Exeter Health Care, Exeter. Bill was born Oct. 27, 1925 in Bennington, the son of the late Fred O. and Adelia (Plattner) Gunzel. He graduated from Bennington High School and moved to Center Ossipee in 1968.

Bill had been employed as a superintendent for the E.D. Swett Construction Company and the Audley Construction Company.

He was a United States W.W. II veteran serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. Bill was a life time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rodney White Post #8270, Center Ossipee. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans and a life member of the Paralyzed Veterans Association, Boston, Mass. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie (Downs) Gunzel, in 2001 and is survived by his sons Harry S. Gunzel, Fla. and Erick W. Gunzel, Canada; a step-son, John Downs, Gonic, N.H.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred Gunzel, Farmington, N.Y.

Funeral services were held at the Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee. Graveside services will be held at the Chickville Cemetery, Center Ossipee, in the spring.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 6, 2004
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