Gunter Konietzny

Gunter Konietzny

1934 - 2020

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Mr.  Gunter Konietzny of Simcoe, passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, on Monday, March 16, 2020 in his 87th year.  Gunter was born in Ottmutz, Germany (Selesia) on February 1, 1934. He overcame many challenges in his childhood, including being orphaned and separated from his siblings at the young age of 10. He immigrated to Canada in 1954 at the age of 20. Gunter worked hard to establish a life for himself and his wife Irene, whom he married in 1960. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. The pride he had for his children and grandchildren was always evident. Gunter exemplified the role of a family leader and was loved by many. Beloved husband of Irene Konietzny (Bruce). Loving father of Evelyn St George (Andre), Martin Konietzny (Patricia), and Barbara Gaspic (Late Mario, 2015). Cherished grandfather of Stefan (Allyson), Brianna, Erik, Isabelle, Alex, Justin (Lindsay), Richard (Katelyn), Jaime, Adriana and Adam. Dearest brother of Otti Wurst (Ewald) of Germany and brother in law of Margarete Konietzny. Survived by several nieces, nephews and in-laws in Canada and Germany. Predeceased by his parents, Roman & Anna (Joschko) Konietzny, and by his brothers, Georg, Richard and Gerhard Konietzny. MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, Delhi (519) 582-1290 ( in charge of arrangements. Please visit our website at for upcoming service details.  Inurnment in Delhi Cemetery. Memorial Donations to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Simcoe or the Charity of your Choice will be gratefully appreciated by the family.