Patricia Gundlach

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Patricia J. “Pat” Gundlach, nee Kosar, 88, of Belleville, IL, born June 2, 1930, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Patricia was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and a member of the ladies’ sodality at the church. She was a registered nurse and volunteered with Hospice of Southern Illinois.  She was a devoted wife and mother of eight children with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George M. Gundlach, who died March 2, 1983; a daughter, Therese Ann “Teri” Gundlach; a son, Clifford Alan “Cliff” Gundlach; her parents, Charles E. and Marcella, nee Voudrie, Kosar; and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Newgent.

Surviving are her six children, George “Nick” (Margo) Gundlach of Breese, IL, Karen (Mark) Sandheinrich of Belleville, IL, Charles Kevin Gundlach of Belleville, IL, Sharon (Brian) Joyce of Belleville, IL, Gerard M. “Gerry” (Sue) Gundlach of Millstadt, IL, and Anthony Kris (Michelle) Gundlach of Waterloo, IL;
a daughter-in-law, Mary Margaret “Meg” Gundlach of Belleville, IL;
15 grandchildren, Cian (Sam) Hogue, Jeremy (Christine) Sandheinrich, Justin (Sarah) Sandheinrich, Katrina “Kat” Rooks, Cassandra “CJ” (Tim) Dilbeck, Marcella “Marci” Gundlach, Christopher Joyce, Rachel (Mark) Williams, Mick (Casey) Gundlach, Tom Gundlach, Tyler Gundlach, Heather Gundlach, Madison “Maddie” Gundlach, Luke Gundlach, and Hannah Gundlach;
nine great-grandchildren, Abbey, Nick, Allie, Josephine, Michael, Kaylee, Tim, Brooklyn, and Bryce;
and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Memorial Hospital and to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church or to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Matthew Elie officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.


5 Comments on Patricia Gundlach

David v mcwhorter said : Guest Report Aug 28, 2018 at 4:38 PM

Sorry to hear that your mom passed

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
carol jakes poos said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2018 at 4:05 PM

Condolences to the family. Pat was a wonderful woman.

  • belleville
  • il
Jeanine Muskopf said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2018 at 11:04 PM

To Sharon and family, Condolences on the loss of your mom. As a former parishioner, I remember sitting either in front or behind your mom (and many times family was present as well) at mass. She was a faithful woman always with a smile - you could tell she was happy and loved. Dan and Jeanine Muskopf

  • Gilbert
  • Arizona
Virginia Barthel said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2018 at 7:33 PM

Karen and family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on your loss. You are in my prayers. Virginia Barthel

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Tammie Kane said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2018 at 4:19 AM

I would like to give my condolences to Pat Gundlach's family. She was a very good sweet lady. I have known her for a short time,but I am glad to have met Pat Gundlach,and to have known her. She will truly be missed. My prayers and thoughts are with her family.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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