July 2, 1935 - January 30, 2021
Gudrun Gerlinde Lounsbury, 85, a devoted wife and mother, died at 9:20 am, Saturday, January 30, 2021 in her home in Lewes, Delaware. She was born July 2, 1935 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, to George and Bertha Krauss. She married William Bicknell Lounsbury on December 19, 1959. Gudrun “Goody” or “Lynn” grew up in Elkins Park and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (with a minor in Biology) from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1957. She then worked at the Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers University. Goody and Bill started their family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before moving to Baltimore, Maryland in 1964. In 1997, they built their dream home surrounded by nature on Love Creek in Lewes. Gudrun loved taking care of and spending time with her family, gardening, writing poetry, decorating, cooking, and baking. Her bright, cheerful personality, smile, and laughter brought joy to many. Gudrun deeply appreciated nature, and she especially enjoyed the seashore. Her yard and home were filled with flowers. She spent many happy hours gazing at Love Creek with her husband. In addition to her parents, Gudrun was preceded in death by her sister, Erica (Richmond) Weaver. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, William; her son David Lounsbury (Rafael); her daughters: Christine Seidel (Nicholas) and Cynthia Schoedel (Daniel); her grandchildren: Gabrielle and Alexander Ellerbee; her brother George Krauss (Ruth); and her beloved nephews. A day of remembrance to celebrate Gudrun’s life will be held in Lewes this summer. Friends and relatives are invited to visit https://photos.app.goo.gl/BxmyX9ePkX6uY36X8 to view her memory book. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Gudrun’s memory to any charity of choice. Please sign the online guestbook located on the tribute page.
Gudrun Gerlinde Lounsbury, 85, a devoted wife and mother, died at 9:20 am, Saturday, January 30, 2021 in her home in Lewes, Delaware. She was born July 2, 1935 in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, to George and Bertha Krauss. She married William Bicknell... View Obituary & Service Information
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