Ursula Gunn, 69, of Waco, Texas passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, July 22, 2018. Graveside services will be 9:30 am, Thursday July 26, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery, with Deacon Greg George officiating.
Ursula was born in Poland and immigrated to Germany as a child, and she maintained strong family ties in both countries. She became a citizen of the United States in 1976 and was incredibly proud to call Waco, her home. For 30 years, Ursula worked for the City of Waco. She was passionate in her work with city government because it allowed her to help shape the community she loved. Ursula was an active member of St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, and she drew peace and compassion from her faith.
In her spare time, Ursula volunteered at St. Catherine’s as a Eucharistic Minister, cared for a beautiful garden, and filled her life with drawing, sewing, and music. Her strong, bright spirit and deep caring for everyone she knew leaves her family and friends with many precious memories.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edmund Merten, her mother, Helene Merten, and daughter, Tina Marie Gunn.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Louis Edward “Ed” Gunn; daughter, Stephenie Chimmy Anne Gunn of Waco, Texas; brothers, Heinrich Socha and Leonhard Joseph Merten of Schweinfurt, Germany.
In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a gofundme account, https://www.gofundme.com/Ursula-Gunn-Memorialand will distribute donations to the Catholic Church and cancer research according to Ursula’s wishes.