John E. Gurholt
May 26, 1928 - April 6, 2016
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Prince of Peace
2330 East Calumet Street
Appleton, WI 54915
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Monday 4/11, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Prince of Peace
2330 East Calumet Street
Appleton, WI 54915
(920) 739-5255 | Map
Monday 4/11, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

John E. Gurholt died peacefully on April 6, 2015, finishing the final chapter of a life well lived. He was born on May 26, 1928 to Raymond and Violet Gurholt. When John was three years old, his father died, and his family moved to Iola where he and his brother Roger grew up in a…

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Jack Gurholt left a message on April 12, 2016:
My dad was my hero. Father, teacher, coach, mentor, and best friend. Miss you!
Giles Wittig left a message on April 12, 2016:
Thanks John for all you did for your community. You touched many people. You touched me too. I'll be thinking of you long after you organize your Little League team in Heaven. Our condolences to your family.
Paul Breitenfeldt left a message on April 11, 2016:
Peace in Jesus Christ to Yvonne and Family and friends of John! As a student athlete in the Roosevelt Appleton West tradition God's role models in those years of compassionate and wise and caring teachers, coaches, and often their spouses like John's help mate Yvonne never ceased to amaze me. Faith and values carried into the public school arena and our Appleton community I but saw and have come to know the tip of the iceberg. Young people like us appreciated not just the competence of teachers and coaches but the faith and Christian family values of men and women like John and Yvonne. To Yvonne, family, and John's friends peace to you all. The joy of the memories of John we have had is far greater than the sorrow we have. And one day with the coming of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior we will see loved ones like John and enjoy the company of all the forgiven and redeemed saints in Christ. Till then lets cheer one another on with the good news that because Jesus lives and we by faith, confession, the gift of forgiveness of all our sins, and the promise of eternal life, have much to share and be grateful for. To God be the glory for Johns life and ministries beyond the classroom and hardwood floor.
Andy Meltz left a message on April 11, 2016:
There could never be enough words to describe the influence Mr Gurholt had over so many lives. Whether it was sports, math, or your best friends dad, he was truly amazing. I hope to have the pleasure to see him on the next stop.
Julie Wunrow-Culver left a message on April 9, 2016:
I am sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband and father! Praying for God to surround all of you with love and peace during this difficult time.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Terrie Reitzner left a message on April 9, 2016:
Greg and I are sad to hear of Mr. Gurholts passing. We remember him as a gentle, kind man and teacher. He set a great example for all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May God bless you all.
Susan Ward Davis left a message on April 9, 2016:
I still remember "Jack" from Roosevelt- 60 years ago! My condolences to his loved ones.
jeanne trotter left a message on April 8, 2016:
Kris, and family, I just read the thoughtful, inspiring, and loving thoughts that you stated of your father! What a mentor, loving father, grandfather, and GREAT man! His legacy will continue and it is up to all of us to continue that! What a treasure he was and will continue to be! Knowing what you are going through, as my father just went through it, please let your mom know how she courageous she is as well! Love to all!
Peggy Tuttle left a message on April 8, 2016:
So sorry for your loss. So many wonderful memories and life events that will forever be in your heart. What a beautiful soft soul John had. Now he is in Heaven looking down with pride in his family that he has. Lean on the Good Lord ask for strength and understanding. All my love Peggy
Rich Kaiser left a message on April 8, 2016:
Beautiful. Amen to John and The Gurholt's. Your Friends! Rich, Barb, Jes, Jordan, Kaleb Kaiser's. Jack and family Need anything We're Here.
jeanne trotter left a message on April 8, 2016:
Please accept our deepest sympathy. I remember your father well with kindness and always a smile! He was one to encourage and influenced many people. My heart goes out to you and your family. May God grant you additional strength during this difficult time!
Keith and Jan Wunrow left a message on April 8, 2016:
In my entire life I have never met a more inspiring couple. John and Yvonne Gurholt were best friends beginning in kindergarten. As a child, I had the privilege of spending portions of several summers of being with John and Yvonne and got to know them as best friends. We did everything together. John was my baseball coach, confidant, and best friend. John taught me how to drive a car when I was 14. My job was to drive them to the movies and to a lake where Yvonne was a lifeguard. John and Yvonne taught me life skills which have positively influenced me to this day. I have never met a more inspiring couple. Keith Wunrow, cousin Jan and I send our deepest sympathy to you, Yvonne , your children and grandchildren.
Jeff Coenen left a message on April 8, 2016:
Mr.Gurholt was our coach of the 1970 Appleton Little League State Champion team. I am truly blessed to have had him in my life. The Coenen family would like to express our deepest sympathy to your wonderful family. Part of your dad and husband is evident in hundreds, if not thousands of not only Appleton athletes but students as well. He was a kind and gentle soul who touched many. May God bless your family and bring you peace.
Lori left a message on April 8, 2016:
Jack,Patty, John, Jason and family. I only had the honor of knowing your father/in-law/ grandpa a little. But what I knew of him, he was a wonderful, sweet man who loved you all so much. I know what he meant to you all and your in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all. The Kadlec family!;)
Dave and Tracy Wunrow left a message on April 7, 2016:
Yvonne and family, We are so very sorry to learn of John's passing, and that the Gurholt family has suffered another loss, especially so soon. What a wonderful man, with whom we have fond memories. Please know that the entire Wunrow family is thinking of you and we are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry that we cannot attend the service. We will be thinking of you in the days to come, especially on Monday. With love, Dave and Tracy Wunrow
Daryl and Bonnie Wunrow left a message on April 7, 2016:
This is a real personal loss for me as I considered John a close friend as well as first cousin. We offer our sympathy and prayers for comfort to his lovely wife Yvonne and their children and grandchildren. God Bless each of you.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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