KRUNNFUSZ, GORDON (1931-2011)

Gordon Krunnfusz (July 22, 1931 - July 8, 2011) was an avid musical student from his early years. He began with the accordian at age 5. The piano was added at age 8 and trumpet the following year culminating with the organ at the age of 11. He had his first regular church organist job when he was in high school.
 
Gordon received his Bachelor of Music Education in 1952 from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He spent two years playing French Horn in the Army band, and received his Master of Music Education from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1958.
 
He taught choral music in grades 7-12 in Michigan for one year before being drafted into military service. Following service, he taught choral music for three years in Ohio, and thirteen years in Wisconsin, finishing his professional school career as a Junior High counselor.
 
Although retired from school, Mr. Krunnfusz continued to serve as church organist. He had directed various church choirs and sung in different community groups throughout the years. He was a member of the Trelawnyd Male Choir in Wales during the time they won two national competitions, and remained an honorary member who attended rehearsals whenever he could get there. He continued to derive his greatest pleasure from the loves of his life - —his wife, their four children and their families. He was the father of composer Dan Krunnfusz.
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