Click here to view the service held for Thomas Guntly on January 13th, 2022.
Thomas August Guntly
75, of Franksville, WI, passed into eternal life in Christ Jesus on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at his home. He was born August 9, 1946 to Marie and Arnold Guntly in Kewaskum, WI. He served in the US Air Force Reserve 440th Wing in Milwaukee. After leaving the service, he worked as an aircraft mechanic on small airplanes. He married Cynthia (Brown) Guntly in 1970. They had three children together. He eventually bought the airport in Franksville which he renamed and is today Cindy Guntly Memorial Airport. His business, Guntly Aircraft Repair, helped him be able to mentor pilots throughout the years and maintain their planes. He had a real dedication to aviation and the airport. He made many good friendships through both flying and also his appreciation of British cars. Later in life he married Huimin Wang and was helping her to raise her grandson, Eric Wang.
Tom is survived by his children, Katherine Guntly, Timothy (Alieta) Guntly, and David Guntly; his grandchildren, Michael and Lucas Guntly; his wife, Huimin Wang, and grandson, Eric Wang; his brother, Leon, and several nieces and nephews as well.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Cindy Guntly, his brother, Clifford Guntly, Sr.
A private funeral service will be held by the family. A Celebration of Life will take place for friends at a later date.
Tom has been Our neighbor for 22 years. He also was Someone We were PROUD to have as a FRIEND! He has ALWAYS been there to help My Husband Dave anytime, for anything. He would always say, “don’t worry, We’ll get er done. There is not a thing He couldn’t do. I am sure that ANYONE Who knew Him thought highly of Him. He always was so pleasant and easy going. My Husband enjoyed walking over there and visiting with Him, He will miss that alot. Tom, would always say, ” Just another day in Paradise” or, “Whataya gonna do” or “ANYWAYYY” I would be leaving for work after 5:00 in the morning, and Tom, would be walking down the path, going to work already, and working into the evening. It was always such a good feeling, seeing His door open in the summer, with Him working at the airport, and all the traffic coming and going at the airport. He made it enjoyable living out here. Huimin, Eric, Dave and Tim, Our hearts are hurting for You. OUR VERY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU! Our hearts are so sad for Us also. Tom was truly ONE GOOD MAN! Ever since He had His accident, We have prayed every day that He would be able to get back to doing what He loved, The airport stuff. Sadly that couldn’t happen. He fought a hard fight! God must have needed Him Up There to work on planes. He will ALWAYS be remembered, And Always be in Our Hearts! He WILL FOREVER BE MISSED!
So very hard to look at all these photos of Tom & His Family, and know that We will never see His Happy, gentle smile again. Tom’s Family, PLEASE know how much We care, and are hurting for You All. Tom, was truly one of the BEST. We are going to miss Him more than words can say. Our hearts are so very very sad! We hit the jackpot having Him for Our Neighbor and Friend! He always said He was “Just livin the dream” What a KIND, Gentle, Pleasant Man. Instead of Airplane Wings, He is now flying with Angel Wings. Our loss is Heaven’s GAIN. Love and Prayers to All
It was always a pleasure visiting Tom and we are better people for having known him and having had him in our lives.
Condolences to the Guntly family on their loss.
Dennis and I were shocked to read about tom’s sudden death. We have known Tom and his family for almost 40 years through various purchasing and selling of planes. Not to mention tearing down engines together, doing annuals and even painting one of our airplanes starting from the metal up. No one could paint the underside of the wings like Tom!! We remember when Tom had one original hangar and our kids used to run with Tim and David. Fly-in breakfasts were always a highlight.
Our prayers go out to tom’s family and many friends as we remember a man with a good heart that we can emulate during this time of sadness as we keep his memory close to our hearts.
Dennis and Marilyn lieske