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Larry Emil Wunderlich

September 8, 1927 ~ October 4, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

Lawrence "Larry" Emil Wunderlich, 94, of Burlington, died at 3:00 AM Monday, October 4, 2021, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born September 8, 1927, in Burlington, he was the son of Emil and Marie Stoermer Wunderlich. In June of 1964, he married Betty Malcom. She passed on January 5, 2016.

He graduated from Burlington High School. 

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during World War II from November 20, 1945 until March 5, 1947.

Larry retired from Alliant Energy (Iowa Southern Utilities) after 23 years. He had also worked for the Des Moines County Sheriff Department as a transportation officer and correctional officer. He retired in 2003.

He was a Ham Radio Operator with the call sign: WAØMJQ. He also enjoyed playing softball, duck hunting, coaching little league, assisting with the Cub and Boy Scouts, fishing and working on home improvement projects.

Survivors include four sons, Brian (Jill) Wunderlich, Brent (Peggy) Wunderlich, and Steve Malcom all of Burlington and Wayne (Terry) Wunderlich of Napa, CA; one daughter, Sheryl (Tim) Bubniak of Olathe, KS; six granddaughters, Dakotah Malcom, Kelsey (Joshua) Transmeier,  Sarah Melton-Ewinger, Lisa and Jensen Wunderlich and Kala Holtkamp; four grandsons, Jacob and Jordan Haltmeyer, Rusty Grisham, and Christopher Wunderlich; three great-granddaughters, Kailee Sharp-Grisham, Addison and Rilynn Ewinger; and four great-grandsons, Bennett Farrington, Kaiden Holtkamp, and Jackton and Jameson Haltmeyer; and one sister-in-law, Janette Wunderlich of Burlington.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Doris Neff, and one brother, Dale Wunderlich.

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM with family to receive friends following 5:00 PM Military Rites,  Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home. Full military honors will be rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard.  

A private Graveside Committal for Mr. Wunderlich will be held at Aspen Grove Cemetery. 

A memorial has been established for Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice. 

To send flowers to Larry's family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Thursday
October 7, 2021

12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Family Receive Friends
Thursday
October 7, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

Military Honors
Thursday
October 7, 2021

5:00 PM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

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