The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Jun. 3, 2023

Craig R. Gunsett

Craig R. Gunsett, 65, of Convoy, passed away at 3:15 p.m. June 4, 2020, at Van Wert Manor. 

Craig R. Gunsett

He was born December 25, 1954, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of John E.  and Joan (Sowers) Gunsett, who both preceded him in death

A 1974 graduate of Crestview High School, Craig went on to retire from B.F. Goodrich after more than 30 years. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Convoy.

He is survived by his children, Lindsay (Jon) Kreischer of Juneau, Alaska, and Joshua (Valerie) Gunsett of Xenia; a brother, Gary Gunsett of Convoy; and seven grandchildren, Carter, Avery, Ayla, Crew, Nate, Zach, and Kinley.

A brother, Jack Gunsett, also preceded him in death. 

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 8, in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy, with Pastor Janine Shearer presiding.  
While family and friends are invited to attend Craig’s graveside service, Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory continues to be cautious and concerned for those who are most at risk: the elderly and those with serious health issues. We strongly urge those who are most vulnerable and their caregivers to stay at home.  Anyone not feeling well, or who fear that their own health or that of their family may be compromised, is encouraged to refrain from attending services. Attendees are asked to observe social distancing and refrain from hugging, kissing, shaking hands and close contact.

Preferred memorials: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church or to Van Wert Manor Activities Fund.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Gearhart-Sauer Funeral Home in Convoy.

POSTED: 06/05/20 at 12:36 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries