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Milton F. Wunderlich

August 10, 1928 — January 2, 2013

Milton F. Wunderlich Born August 10, 1928 in Joliet, IL, passed away Wednesday January 2, 2013 at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Survived by his wife Donna (Deiss) Wunderlich of 62 years; children Robert (Mardi) Wunderlich of Joliet, Susan Wunderlich of Joliet, Sally (Michael) Smoltich of DeKalb, IL, Scott (Joelyn) Wunderlich of White Fish Bay, WI, Caralyn (Keith) McDonald of Colleyville, TX, Thomas (Karen) Wunderlich of Shorewood and Daniel Wunderlich of Joliet; grandchildren Beth, Michael and Kristin Wunderlich, Julie, Laura, Kara and Anna Smoltich, Claire and Ben Wunderlich, Megan, Lauren, Michael and Brian McDonald and Ian Wunderlich; three great grandchildren; brother Dr. Warren (Darlene)Wunderlich; sister Carol (Dr. Donald) Pricco; sister-in-law Kay (Harry) Zweifel and brother-in-law Dr. Robert (Joan) Deiss. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Preceded in death by toddler son Mark; infant daughter Mary; parents Milton J. and Elma (Fritz) Wunderlich; brother Jack (Estelle) Wunderlich; sister-in-law Audrey (Donald) Abens; brother-in-law Paul (Georgia) Deiss. Milt was a lifelong resident of Joliet,IL, a graduate of Farragut Elementary and Joliet Township High School. He also attended Joliet Junior College. In his early years he worked as a carver in his family's granite business, and went on to found Wunderlich Construction Co. in 1952. For over 50 years Milt took pride in the custom homes he built, many of which he built with his sons. Milt served as president of both the Will/Grundy and Illinois State Home Builders Associations. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. Raymond and Joliet Elks Lodge #296. Milt enjoyed attending Illini/Wisconsin football games and spending time at his cottage in Wisconsin, enjoying the lake and sailing. Most of all he loved the time spent working in his beautiful gardens. For many years he enjoyed having morning coffee with 'the Guys.' The family would like to acknowledge Dr. Andrew Wunderlich and his many colleagues from Provena St. Jospeh; and his hoome-health caregivers, Joliet Area Community Hospice, and Alden Estates for their outstanding care during his illness. Funeral from the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag, Monday January 7, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. to the Cathedral of St. Raymond for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Elmhurst Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Joliet Area Community Hospice, Trinity Services or St. Raymond's Church or School.
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