Earl R. Gundlach



Preferred Name: 
Earl

Nickname/Call Sign: Big E

Date of Birth: August 7, 1933 (September 20, 2018)

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Biography

Earl Gundlach’s dream was to become a jet fighter pilot, and he lived that dream as a decorated member of the United States Air Force, flying F-100 Super Sabres with the Air Force 510TFS, 612TFS and retired as a USAF Lt. Colonel. He The other joys of his life were his family, church, dancing, hunting, and gunsmithing.

Units Assigned

  • 510th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

Earl R. Gundlach ObituaryEarl R. Gundlach, age 85, of Croswell, Headed West September 20, 2018, while hospitalized in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

He was born August 7, 1933, in Richmond, son of the late Elmer and Clara Gundlach. Earl married Pilar del Pilar on June 2, 1961, in Angeles City, Philippines. She preceded him in death August 26, 2009.

Earl’s dream was to become a jet fighter pilot, and he lived that dream as a decorated member of the United States Air Force, flying F-100 Super Sabres with the Air Force 510TFS, 612TFS and retired as a USAF Lt. Colonel. He The other joys of his life were family, church, dancing, hunting, and gunsmithing. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Port Sanilac.

He is survived by his son, Edward and daughter, Gigi Hugo; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Earl was preceded in death by his sisters, Lorraine and Frances; and brothers, Lawrence and Richard.

Burial will be in the Croswell Cemetery. Military Rites by the Croswell American Legion Post #255.

Biography

Biography

Earl Gundlach’s dream was to become a jet fighter pilot, and he lived that dream as a decorated member of the United States Air Force, flying F-100 Super Sabres with the Air Force 510TFS, 612TFS and retired as a USAF Lt. Colonel. He The other joys of his life were his family, church, dancing, hunting, and gunsmithing.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 510th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Awards & Decorations

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

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Headed West

Earl R. Gundlach ObituaryEarl R. Gundlach, age 85, of Croswell, Headed West September 20, 2018, while hospitalized in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

He was born August 7, 1933, in Richmond, son of the late Elmer and Clara Gundlach. Earl married Pilar del Pilar on June 2, 1961, in Angeles City, Philippines. She preceded him in death August 26, 2009.

Earl’s dream was to become a jet fighter pilot, and he lived that dream as a decorated member of the United States Air Force, flying F-100 Super Sabres with the Air Force 510TFS, 612TFS and retired as a USAF Lt. Colonel. He The other joys of his life were family, church, dancing, hunting, and gunsmithing. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Port Sanilac.

He is survived by his son, Edward and daughter, Gigi Hugo; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Earl was preceded in death by his sisters, Lorraine and Frances; and brothers, Lawrence and Richard.

Burial will be in the Croswell Cemetery. Military Rites by the Croswell American Legion Post #255.