William "Bill"'s Story

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William "Bill" Gunden Jr. was born Dec. 27, 1930, to William and Naomi (née Grieser) Gunden, in Montpelier, Ohio.
Bill married Evelyn Rocke on June 2, 1955. They had five children. He married Nell Oxner Oct. 4, 1975.
After farming in Illinois for 10 years, Bill returned to Indiana to work in construction with his cousin Orville Gunden, then worked as a construction superintendent for Wright Construction. In his later years Bill owed a small business in Harrison, Arkansas.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Harrison and an active member of Rusty Wheels Tractors Club.
Bill was preceded in death by both of his wives; his parents; his brother, Marlin Gunden; and his sisters, Donna Belle Holdeman and Darlene Ropp.
He is survived by his sister, Treva (Richard) Ritthaler; his children, Kent Gunden, Sherri (Delmar) King, Dennis (Kimberly) Gunden, Carla Gunden, and Marla (Dennis) Peak; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Friends may call Friday, Jan. 19, from 4 until the 6 p.m. memorial service at The Meetinghouse at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. Greencroft Chaplain Randy Roth will officiate.
Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Arkansas, in the early spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to MDC Goldenrod.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with services.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 15, 2018
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