Richard Conway Guenther, 71, a new resident of Colorado Springs, CO, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at University of Colorado Memorial Hospital.

Rick was born on April 21, 1945 in Sheboygan, son of Gilbert and Carol (Stahl) Guenther. After graduating from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1963, he entered the US Air Force with his good friend, Merlin (Ike) Eisenhardt. While stationed in Seoul, Korea he met his wife, Sunday Ko Ho Sak, of South Korea. They were married at the US Embassy in Seoul on October 2, 1967, with his longtime friend, Jim Mitchell as best man.

Rick received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree while in the Air Force. He retired with the rank of Captain after serving in the Air Force for 20 years. He and his family were stationed throughout the United States. Rick was a good Christian man and enjoyed his Bible study group in Appleton. He loved sports of all kinds and politics.

Rick is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sunday; his two sons: Matt (Mary) Guenther of Colorado Springs and Ric Guenther of Appleton; two grandsons: Devin and Cameron; one sister: Gay Wynveen of Random Lake; and one brother: Tim Guenther of Sheboygan.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law: Allan Wynveen.

A memorial service to celebrate Rick’s life will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Appleton Zion UMC, 1700 Pogrant Road, in Appleton, with Rev. Min Hyuk Woo officiating. Burial will take place at Sheboygan Falls Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may gather at the church on Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at 6 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established in Rick’s name.

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The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Oostburg (920-564-2771) is assisting Rick’s family with arrangements.

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