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Ursula Gunther “I.L. Prinzessin Uschi”

(born Gleich) Born to Eternal Life on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at the age of 76. Beloved wife of Edwin. Loving mother of Erich (Kara) and Heidi. Dear Oma of Tyler and Alex. Also survived by other relatives and friends.

Ursula was born in Berlin, Germany in 1941 and emigrated to the United States aboard the USS Hershey in 1952. She was a proud lifelong member of D.A.N.K. and with her husband Edwin former Prinzenpaar of Spielmannszug Milwaukee. Ursula was loved and respected as a pillar in the Milwaukee German Community and was instrumental since its’ inception in German Fest’s success as a volunteer, continuing the important culture and traditions.

Visitation Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 from 4-7 PM at St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church, S66 W14325 Janesville Rd., Muskego, followed by the Funeral Service at 7 PM. Interment at Highland Memorial Park on Wednesday, February 7, meeting at the cemetery at 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Mom will never be forgotten for her love, sense of humor and passion.


  • Rita Marie Luedke says:

    She was a wonderful fellow mother-in-law. Much love to all.

  • Rita Marie Luedke says:

    My prayers are with everyone.

  • Gina Walcher says:

    Erich and I were saddened to hear this news…our thoughts and prayers are with you all…please let us know if we can do anything…

  • We also emigrated to the United States aboard the USS Hershey in 1952 at the same time as Uschi. God bless and comfort your family.

  • Jim and Barbara Roberts says:

    It is with great sadness to hear of “our” Uschi’s passing.
    She was the most honest hugger I have met, her heart was so big, her compassion unsurpassed and her humorous demeanor contagious.
    Uschi will be sorely missed.
    Our deepest condolences to the Gunther family with hugs and prayers.

  • Pete & Charlotte Luedke says:

    You are in our prayers on the loss of your mother.

  • Diane Wedell says:

    Knowing Ursula, with fond memories, began with our children being in grade school together. My deepest sympathy to Edwin and family. May prayers help to ease the sadness
    and loss felt.

  • Hans-Peter Schaaf says:

    I am shocked, Uschi war immer eine gute Ersatzmutter für mich und viele andere. Uschi mögestes du in Frieden Ruhen und meiner Mama Grüße ausrichten. Ihr seht euch im Himmel. Du wirst für mich immer eine Prinzessin sein. Möge Gott dir ein das Leben geben was du dir verdient hast. Ich werde dich vermissen aber wir sehen uns wieder. May you rest in Peace.

  • Cornelia Ille-Hoekstra says:

    Milwaukee’s German American community has lost a valuable member! Uschi’s passing will leave a large hole! She was not only active with DANK and SZM but also a supporter of Deutsche Schule, always helping at our events. I will miss my Sheepshead partner! Our condolences to the entire Gunther Family.

  • Frank and Carrie Fuchsberger says:

    Our sincere sympathy to the family.

  • Cobi Stein says:

    I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

    Ursula was a special person to me and I will never forget the moments we shared, most especially the opportunity to volunteer in the Konditorei (Café) at Milwaukee’s German Fest – a large and often bustling booth she supervised for many years in typical unruffled fashion and characteristic know-how.

    Ursula was a woman of excellent character, which she built, piece by piece, thru thought, choice, courage and determination.

    Jesus Christus spricht: Ich gebe ihnen ewiges Leben.
    …Johannes 10,28a

  • Dagmar and Erich Freiberger says:

    It was an honor and pleasure knowing her. May she rest in peace.
    I always enjoyed seeing Ursula and Edwin at DANK functions.
    DANK Milwaukee has a huge loss.

  • Leonard Alt says:

    May Jesus and Mary bless Ursula on her new journey with God in Heaven. And may Edwin and his family be blessed with the peace of Jesus in the midst of their great loss. Ursula always had such a beautiful sense of humor.

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