Ernest O. Wunderlich

February 11, 1916 - March 20, 2009
Ernest O. Wunderlich

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Ernest O. Wunderlich, 93, of Hendersonville, NC, went to be with his Lord on Friday, March 20, 2009 after an extended illness.

He was born on February 11, 1916 in Saxony, Germany. He resided in the Chicago area, Ellisville, MO, and Matteson, IL before moving to Hendersonville 30 years ago.

He was a graduate of Concordia College in River Forest, IL, and received his Masterís Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Before retiring in 1981, he had enjoyed a career spanning 42 years that included service as a Lutheran school teacher, principal, and church organist.

He was baptized into the Lutheran faith at an early age and served faithfully throughout his life. The Lutheran Church at large asked him to serve on the Board of Directors of the Northern Illinois District; as vice-chairman of its teachersí conference; on the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Education Association; and as secretary of the committee on administration for the Synodís Convention in 1968. Since moving to Hendersonville, he had been a member and former elder of Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church.

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening and woodworking.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Helene Wunderlich nee Jirgal of Hendersonville; three children, Robert (Diane), of Matteson, IL; Carole Steverson of Arden, NC; and Kenneth (Kathleen)of Trophy Club, TX; seven grandchildren; one niece; and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda, and brother, Kurt.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am Saturday, March 28, 2009 at Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church. Pastor Larry Rabon will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Pisgah Lutheran Church, 2606 Chimney Rock Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792.


Saturday, March 28, 2009
12:00 AM

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2606 Chimney Rock Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • March 25, 2009
    Carl & Jennifer Miller says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May you all find strenght and peach in the love of your family.

  • March 26, 2009
    The Swanzy family says:
    We all want to let your entire family know we have you all in our thoughts at this difficult time for your family. If there is anything we can do for any of you please let us know.

  • March 26, 2009
    Bill Edgar says:
    God bless you and rest in peace my dear Uncle Ernest. Love, Bill Edgar

  • March 26, 2009
    Jeannine and Jay Squires says:
    Carole, Our deepest condolences upon the recent loss of your Father. He truly sounds like a life well lived. Love, Jeannine and Jay Squires

  • March 26, 2009
    Marcy Jung says:
    I thank Mr. Wunderlich for his professionalism as an educator. Many were lucky to have known him and been taught by him. With sympathy, Marcy Jung