Allen Jay Gunning

  • Born: November 28, 1938
  • Died: January 12, 2019
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather

Born: November 28, 1938
Boulder, Colorado
To: Harold and Bonnie Gunning

Baptized: April 17, 1949
Countryside Christian Church
Mission, KS

Married: Lutanna Markham
August 5, 1960
St. Charles Episcopal Church
Fairbury, NE

Survived by: Lutanna, his wife of 58 years. His three sons and wives: Kevin and wife, Kathy; Kerry and wife, Gloria, and Kurt and wife, Vanessa. His five grandchildren: Jason, Sara, Jordan, Samantha and Mykin and two great grandchildren: Oliver and Nora

Joined Lutheran Church: St. Mark's Lutheran Church
North St. Paul, MN
Joined Redeemer: January 1990

Graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1961 with a chemical engineering degree. Graduated Athens College Alabama with an MBA in 1970. Was a registered professional engineer in Alabama.

Served as an elder of congregation at St. Paul Lutheran church, Decatur, Alabama; St. Peter Lutheran church, Afton, MN.; Redeemer Lutheran Church; and elder in Tokyo Central Lutheran Church.

Served as President of the congregation at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Afton, MN., and Redeemer Lutheran Church, Austin, TX.

Taught bible classes for over 40 years at various congregations.

Volunteered at Lutheran Hour Ministries and also served on Advisory Boards at the University of Texas-Mechanical Engineering School and Concordia University–Texas.

Employed by Standard Oil of California from 1961 to 1965 as refinery engineer.

Retired after 35 years from 3M Company.

Proudly served his country as a 1st Lieutenant in the 14th Artillery, United States Army in Nurnberg, Germany as a battery commander.

Visitation will be January 17, 2019 at 12 noon with services to follow at 1 pm at
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1500 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757

In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to:
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1500 West Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757