Susan Jean Gundlach, age 71, of Stoughton, passed away from pancreatic cancer on Friday April 4, 2014 at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on July 19, 1942, in Madison, the daughter of Charles and Lorayne (Jenson) Smythe. Susan Smythe married Harold “Tommy” Gundlach on December 19, 1967 in Madison.
She retired from American Family Insurance, after 20 years, in 2009. Following her retirement she volunteered weekly at Stoughton Senior Center. She enjoyed spending time with her nine grandchildren and her dog Ben.
Susan is survived by six children, Steven (Jill Schwarze-Gundlach) Gundlach, Dichelle Gundlach, Lisa (Ron Anderson) Gundlach, David (Lisa) Gundlach, Tracy (JR) Szabo and Shannon (Scott) Davison; eight grandchildren, Erika, Alexia, Jake, Morgan, Gwen, Henry, Maggie, Lily; mother, Lorayne; sister, Stef Murray; bother, Jon (Rosanne) Smythe; sister, Kim Smythe; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles; husband, Tom; and brother- in- law, Dan Murray.
Funeral services will be held at CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH, 700 County Highway B, Stoughton, WI, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, with Pastor Paula Geister-Jones presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday.
Burial will be at Wheeler Prairie Cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace (agrace.org) HospiceCare at 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711.
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com. “For everything there is a season…”Ecclesiastes 3:1