Walter Eugene Gundling, 86, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Hannibal, Mo., died Nov. 29, 2012, at his home, after a life-long battle with lung disease. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home & Chapel, Rev. Rebecca Dunger Peak and Rev. Allen Clark, officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service, Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.
Mr. Gundling was born May 5, 1926, in Hannibal, Mo., to George Paul and Minnie Bell Frankum Gundling. He married Margery Carol Muehring, February 14, 1946, in New London, Mo., and she survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Deborah (Jon) Adams of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Kristi (Greg) Moran and Rebekah (John) Flowers both of St. Louis, Mo.; grandchildren, Daniel Adams, Carl Adams, James (Brittany) Flowers and Sarah Flowers; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Gundling of Hannibal, Mo., and Art Gundling of LaFaria, Texas; seven nephews and two nieces.
Preceding in death were his parents; brother, Kenneth Gundling of Australia; and infant daughter, Michal Christine Gundling.
Walter was a retired industrial engineer. Later he worked as a courier for Hannibal Regional Hospital. He served in the military with the United States Air Force. Walter was a graduate of Hannibal High School, class of 1943.
Walter was a member of Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary and Park United Methodist Church. He was a great lover of music, especially the Big Bands and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Memorials may be made to Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary or Park United Methodist Church in care of Smith Funeral Home & Chapel. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com.