Anne Lungren Wunsch & Henry Allen Wunsch
Anne Lungren Wunsch: February 1, 1938 – February 21, 2022
Henry Allen Wunsch, January 1, 1937 – March 9, 2022
Anne Lungren Wunsch was born to A. Marvin Lungren and Jane Dickenson Lungren on February 1, 1938, in Denver, CO. Henry Allen Wunsch, son of Henry Wunsch and Susan Elisabeth Kerbs was born January 1, 1937, in La Junta, CO. Anne passed away on February 21, 2022, and within weeks of losing his beloved wife of 60 years, Henry joined her in Heaven on March 9, 2022. Both died peacefully, surrounded by family, in their home in Santa Barbara, CA.
Anne and Henry met at the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with a B.A. in Elementary Education, and a B.S. in Engineering and Science, respectively. They married immediately after college and began their life together with multiple moves around the country in the first couple of years for military obligations and subsequent career opportunities. During this time, they started their family with the births of Stephanie and Andy while living in Merritt Island, FL, and Stacie after relocating to Milwaukee, WI. With three small children in tow, Anne and Henry made one final move to Santa Barbara, CA, where they lived until their passing.
Anne was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She had an adventurous, beautiful spirit and was the definition of grace under fire. From taming Class V rapids in Chile to hiking the Inca Trail, from barbecuing for the whole elementary school to outfitting entire bridal parties, she managed to do so in an inconspicuous way, always putting the needs of others first. She enjoyed quilting, cooking and gardening; she was happiest when she was spending time with her family, her grandchildren and her girlfriends.
Henry was active duty in the U.S Army National Guard immediately following college, then began his career in systems engineering with AC Spark Plug (eventually Delco Systems Operations) on the Titan Missile Program. He was a leader and excelled in his field but even more so as a family man. He had a quiet inner strength that shined through his character and his work ethic, and he was so proud of his wife, children and grandchildren. He was always able to put in a full day’s work and still attend every sporting event, choir performance, ballet recital, and charity function.
Together they shared a love of travel and adventure, from camping in national forests to visiting various corners of the world and experiencing different cultures. In retirement, they spent time with family in California and Montana whenever possible. They remained active in their community through their many volunteering efforts, school, church, golf and bridge groups, and the Delco retirees.
Anne and Henry are survived by their children Stephanie Linn (James Linn) of Santa Clarita, CA, Andy Wunsch (Shelly Wunsch) and Stacie Wunsch of Bozeman, MT; their grandchildren Katherine Linn, John Linn, Lucia Wunsch and Ruby Wunsch; Anne’s brother Eddy Lungren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
They will both be desperately missed by all those that they’ve left behind. Their legacy will live on through the countless relationships they cultivated and great memories they created.
Services will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara, CA, on Friday, June 10, 2022, at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers please direct support to VNA Health, formerly known as Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care (vna.health) or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for their Memorial Fund (standrewspcusa.org, 4575 Auhay Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93110).