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Helmut Gunst
Service: October 30, 2012
Helmut Gunst
Helmut Gunst, age 78, of Watertown, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home on Tuesday morning, October 23, 2012.
A Private Family Service was held on Tuesday, October 30th at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Paul Kuckhahn officiating. The Burial Service was at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Helmut was born in Germany on October 24, 1933, the son of Leonhard and Emilie (Wagner) Gunst. He learned his trade as a cabinet maker in Germany. In 1956, Helmut came to the United States of America. On June 4, 1958, he married the former Brigitte Schlemminger in Milwaukee. Helmut worked over 40 years as a self employed cabinet maker. He owned and operated Gunst & Son Woodworking in Rubicon.
Helmut was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed playing his violin, politics and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Brigitte of Watertown; three sons, David (Lisa) Gunst of Hartford; Robert (Lisa) Gunst of Neosho; Donald (Katie) Gunst of Rubicon; a daughter, Ingrid (Scott) Marquardt of Juneau; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Emilie Pechmann of Madison; Irmgard Weyl of Germany; and a brother, Werner Gunst of Germany, as well as other relatives and friends.
Helmut was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.
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