Maurice Louis Wunderlich, 81, Washington, passed away Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Washington.
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Maurice, son of the late Peter John Wunderlich and wife Catherine Anna, nee Ballmann, was born Sept. 29, 1932, in Washington. Maurice received his education at St. Francis Borgia Grade School and graduated from St. Francis Borgia High School in 1950. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from Jan. 8, 1953, to Dec. 15, 1954. He was united in marriage to Miss Marian Parmentier Nov. 22, 1958, at St. Francis Borgia Church. They made their home in Washington, and four children were born to this marriage. Maurice retired from Jefferson Products after more than 40 years. He was a member of St. Francis Borgia Church, Knights of Columbus, where he earned his fourth degree and the Washington Elks.
Maurice was preceded in death by five siblings, Elsie Kleekamp, Walter Wunderlich, Norbert Wunderlich, Clarence Wunderlich and James Wunderlich.
He is survived by his wife, Marian Wunderlich, Washington; two sons, Kevin Wunderlich and wife Pam, Washington, and Jeff Wunderlich and wife Colette, Overland Park, Kan.; two daughters, Marcia Wunderlich and Chrisie Drummond, both of Washington; eight grandchildren, Ryan Wunderlich, Meg Wunderlich, Eric Wunderlich, Amy Wunderlich, Sarah Wunderlich, Erica Wunderlich, Abby Drummond and Cole Drummond; one brother, Roman Wunderlich and wife Mary Lou Washington; four sisters, Helen Engemann, Donna Noelker and husband Robert "Red," all of Washington, Catherine Winkeler, St. Louis, and Dolores Dobsch and husband Roman, Perryville; many other relatives and friends.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at St. Francis Borgia Church, Washington, with the Rev. Dale Wunderlich and the Rev. Brian Hecktor concelebrating.
Burial followed in the church cemetery.
The family requests Masses be said or memorials be given to the Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund or St. Francis Borgia Church.
To send condolences to the family, visit www.oltmannfuneralhome.com.
The Wunderlich family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Washington.
Published in The Missourian on Oct. 16, 2013