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Orlen G. Gunther Jr.

Orlen G. Gunther Jr. Orlen G. Gunther Jr.

Orlen George (Junior) Gunther Jr., 55, Laconia, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at his home.

Born Dec. 4, 1963, in Corydon, he was the son of Edna Mae Uesseler Gunther of Laconia and the late Orlen George Gunther Sr.

He was the owner of Gunther’s Equipment Services, was formerly employed at Cardinal Carryor and MH Equipment, both in Louisville, and was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in New Middletown.

Besides his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Miller.

Survivors in addition to his mother include his wife, the former Mary Jane (Susie) Kays; a son, Jake Gunther of Laconia; a daughter, Jackie Gunther Morford of Corydon; a stepson, Kenny Jennette of California; two stepdaughters, Janie Knieriem (Ronnie) of Milltown and Teri Reed of Salem; a brother, Ed Gunther (Rose) of New Middletown; two sisters, Donna Mattingly (Gary) of Corydon and Judy Gunther of Laconia; seven grandchildren, Aria Reese Morford, Cody Knieriem, Tim Knieriem, Destiny Oliver, Jordan Vaughn, Zeanna Reed and Cameron Pollard; and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Thursday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 18, after 9 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.

Funeral: Friday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Officiant: The Rev. Rick Harting.

Pallbearers: Jake Gunther, Paul Philpot, Scott Gunther, Cody Knieriem, Tim Knieriem and Cameron Pollard.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Salem United Church of Christ.