Jack D. Gunther

Age 90, of Lansing, passed away February 7, 2012.  He was born in Lansing June 2, 1921.

He was an active member of First United Methodist Church; a graduate of Lansing Eastern High School; a Veteran of W. W. II and Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for 31 years, retiring in 1971.  Jack was a City of Lansing Council Member from 1969 to 1981; a Life Member of Lansing Lodge #33 F.& A.M.; member of the Grand Rapids Consistory, and the Elf Khurafeh Shrine Temple.  He was a former Lansing Area Safety Council Board Member; member of Mt. Moriah American Legion Post #460, Morley S. Oates Post #701 V.F.W., Capital Detachment Marine Corps League, and First Marine Division Association. Jack was instrumental in the continuation of Lansing’s Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day Parades. He was a Past President of the Lansing Exchange Club; member of the Old Newsboy’s Association and Box “23” Club.

Surviving are: son, James (Shelley) Gunther of St. Johns; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald (Ellen) Gunther of Lansing; 2 sisters, Audrey Magee of Lansing and Beverly Baeger of Ionia; and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Gunther in 2009 and sister, Mary Ann Bradley in 2012.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church, 3627 Delta River Dr., Lansing, with The Rev. Melanie Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to Lansing Exchange Club Youth Foundation or the Old Newsboy’s Association.

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Dave Rule
February 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

The city has truly lost a dedicated veteran and great person. His services will be greatly missed.

Suzanne Moore
February 9, 2012 at 9:14 am

My deepest sympathies to the family. Jack Gunther was a remarkable man. He served on the City Council with my Father, Harold A. Moore. Jack made numerous contributions to the City and it’s residents. His presence will be missed. He touched many lives, may you find comfort in knowing that others share in your loss.

Marjorie Moore
February 9, 2012 at 9:16 am

May knowing that others share in your loss help you through this difficult time. He will be missed.

Suzanne Moore
February 9, 2012 at 9:18 am

My condolences to the family. Jack served on the City Council for years with my Father Harold Moore. He served the citizens of Lansing well as well as the numerous contributions he made to the veterans and Eastern High School Alumni. He will truly be missed.

Tammy Delamarter
February 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm

An Amazing man. Strength, Honor and Courage. He will be truly missed. Love to you all.

Bill Frysinger
February 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

Jack was a fine man. He was a stalwart in Exchange Club and as Trustee of the separate Lansing Exchange Youth Foundation. He promoted civil discourse and cooperation for the common good in every organization he graced. I celebrate his life with you.

Joe Duffield
February 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I met Jack many years ago at our High 12 Masonic Club. We would frequently sit and talk politics and about his military service after our meetings. He was a very caring and warm gentleman and I will miss our talks. The Great Architect in the sky has called him home. Jack will be dearly missed.


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