White River Jct., Vermont- Edward Francis, “Ed” Wunsch, 87, of Indian Acres Drive in Hinsdale died Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Jct. following an extended illness.
Mr. Wunsch was born in Framingham, Mass on February 17, 1931 the son of Theodore and Louise (Hart) Wunsch. He was raised and educated in Palmer, Mass and was a graduate of Palmer High School, Class of 1949.
He went on to proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War and was stationed in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged from active service at the rank of Master Sergeant in November of 1971 following 22 years of military service.
Mr. Wunsch also worked as a plumber for the late Edmund Gilbert Plumbing & Heating in Brattleboro and later for the U.S. Postal Service for over 21 years in the Brattleboro Post Office where he retired from in 1996.
He was a life member of both the VFW Carl M. Dessaint Post #1034 and the American Legion, Brattleboro Post #5 where he served as financial officer and an active volunteer with then post. Additionally, he held membership in the B.P.O. Elks, Brattleboro Lodge #1499 and the F.O. Eagles, Brattleboro Aerie #2445.
A man of faith, Mr. Wunsch was a member of North Hinsdale Community Church where he served as bookkeeper.
Of his leisure time activities, he enjoyed gardening, bowling and playing softball. For several years he played in the Greater Brattleboro Men’s Softball League. He also enjoyed golf and was a member of the Pine Grove Springs Country Club in Spofford.
On March 14, 1953 at the Westminster West Congregational Church he was married to Edna Johnson who survives.
Besides his faithful and devoted wife of 65 years he leaves two sons, Theodore “Ted” Wunsch and his wife Kelly of Vernon, Edward A. Wunsch of Hinsdale, a daughter, Paula Howe and her husband Stephen of Hinsdale and several numerous nieces grandchildren, great grandchildren , and one great -great granddaughter.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Sheila Mae Wunsch (7/1/2018), one sister, Lois Taylor and a grandson, Jacob Wunsch.
Graveside committal services with full military honors will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 P.M.in Pine Grove Cemetery in Hinsdale. At his request his beloved pet dog Ashley who he loved so much will be buried next to him in the Wunsch family lot. A reception will follow the service to be held at the American Legion on Linden Street in Brattleboro.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Wunsch’s name may be made to, The Monadnock Humane Society, 101 W. Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH 03446.