Gunther Carl Buhler

Deceased: April 28, 2009

Service Information:

Visitation: Friday, May 1, 2009 4pm until 9pm
Lying in state: Saturday, 10am until funeral service at 11am at Ev. Lutheran Church of St. Luke 1500 W Belmont Ave. Chicago


Gunther Carl Buhler, 38 years old, passed away on April 28th at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Beloved husband of Carol (nee Schwind), loving father to Max and Eva, Dear son of Gunther (Nancy) Buhler and Anneliese (Peter) Balla. Grandson of Elfriede Hoffmann and brother of Tanja Buhler. Cherished son inlaw of Reinhard and Pamela Schwind, friend and brother inlaw of Chris Schwind. Graduated from Wheeling H.S. in 1989, Navy Veteran, U of I graduate with a degree in Art History and Aviation. Gunther pursued and achieved his lifelong dream as a pilot. He is loved and will be missed by his family and many friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Gunther Buhler Cancer Fund.
Visitation May 1st Friday from 4 pm until 9 pm at Lakeview Funeral Home 1458 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, Il. 60657.
Lying in state May 2nd Saturday from 10 am until funeral service at 11 am at
Ev. Lutheran Church of St. Luke 1500 W Belmont Ave. Chicago, Il. 60657
For info. Lakeview Funeral Home 773-472-6300 or


May 22, 2009

Dear Buhler Family,
I don't know you at all, but I was married to Tim Wiegel who went to school with Gunther. I was recently in contact with Vinay who also went to school with Tim and Gunther. I don't know if the guys were friends or not but when I heard about Gunther I had to reach out and tell you my thought and prayers are with you. On Feb 25, 2007 I lost Tim to Lung Cancer for no damn reason. He was also too young and left behind me and his 2 young daughters. I know we don't know each other but being a widow with 2 young kids, I found that talking to someone else in similar situation helps. So please feel free to contact me if you need to scream, yell or cry.
All my thoughts and prayers are with you.