John was a 1982 graduate of Belleville Township High School East. He received a marketing degree from McKendree University, and later earned a master’s degree in management from Webster University. John was very involved with the Belleville Chamber of Commerce and was a long-time volunteer for Art on the Square. John loved NASCAR and enjoyed watching football. He loved the beach and visited Florida whenever he could. He was always willing to help a friend in need.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Russell and Emma Lee, nee Triefenbach, Wunderlich; and a brother, Albert L. Wunderlich.
Surviving are a brother and a sister, Mark (Rita) Wunderlich and Mary Ann (Jim) Rafferty; a sister-in-law, Yvonne Wunderlich; seven nieces and nephews, Carrie (Justin) Brown, James (Annie) Rafferty, Matthew (Shelley) Wunderlich, Michael Wunderlich, Rachel (Matt) Hausmann, Brian Rafferty, and Michael O’Brien; and seven great-nieces and great-nephews, Nicholas and Ella Brown, Aubrey and Brayden Rafferty, Thomas and Emma Wunderlich, and Mila Hausmann.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concordia United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. William Groennert officiating.
Private burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.