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“I have so many nice memories of your dad. I am so sorry. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.g3 ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: sandra nano - omaha, NE

“Mike, Margie and Siblings,I know this is such a difficult time for all of you. But you have to hang on to all the funny memories and times shared. ...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: TRISH TROFHOLZ - Omaha, NE

“Had good timeszy2cc ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Neal Gaul - Earling, IA

“Unfortunately we had lost touch with Ed several years ago. He was a true friend and a wonderful man. Our deepest condolences to the family. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Bill and Beth Neumann - Denison, IA

“So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a very special man! Always had fun bowling on the Saturday morning kids league at the bowling alley. He and...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Tami Eck (Woodle) - Kiron, IA

“from Donna Weis Adler-- Dad was best friends with Ed. Dad bowled for years at his bowling alley in Dunlap, Ia. He was a good guy.from Gail Weis-- He...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Bud Weis children Bud Weis children - IA

“Oh my gosh. I remember my parents and grandparents bowling there and Ed would hire me for the night to help clean off tables and take food to people...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Rhonda Leonard (Thompson) - Logan, IA

“I have wonderful memories of Ed & Bonnie Gunia. Dunlap will be a little different for me without Ed. Gunia children be very proud of how your Dad was...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Denny Andersen - Huntsville, AL

“I met Ed working at R.L.Craft in Denison in 1985. I left Craft in 1992 but managed to runinto Ed off and on over the years. Always the same one of...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Mark Jensen - Denison, IA

“What a wonderful trip with Ed Gunia, beginning with a south Omaha 27 year old business owner mixing with a 13 year old Dunlap kid who needed a job...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Dennis Andersen - Huntsville, AL

“So sorry for your loss. Ed was a great man. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you guys!! ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Jana Pospisil - Woodbine, IA

“I can't claim to have known Ed well, but he, Bonnie and their bowling alley are etched into my Dunlap childhood--and, no doubt, into the memories of...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Doug Stockstad - Concord, MA

“Ed was a Dear Friend of Mine and I will Cherish All the Memories and times spent together. I will Miss You Buddy! Your Friend Mark ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Mark Bissen - Dunlap, IA

“So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. You all are in my prayers. ”
14 of 21 | Posted by: Jody Skipworth - Fairhope, AL

“Bud Weis, my dad, loved this guy like a brother. He will be missed by all that new him. It was such a treat to go to the bowling alley on Thursday...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Don & Mary (Weis) Assmann - IA

“When I told my children today that Ed passed away tears flowed and then they all shared stories of Ed with each other..."Ed gave me a dollar for the...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Makayla Beeck - Earling, IA

“Our prayers and condolences to the Gunia family. So sorry for your loss. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Dennis Michele Cox - woodbine, IA

“RIP dear Ed. I just know that Bonnie, Ray and Ella Mae were waiting for you at the pearly gates and you are all catching some of the biggest salmon...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Paul and Deb Leonard - Dunlap, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I am a friend of Margie's. I will keep your family in my prayers. ”
19 of 21 | Posted by: Laurie Howe - Omaha, NE

“I guess I have had SO many memories with Ed, it is hard to pick one? I want to say I will Truly miss him a lot! We spent many fun times together. Ed...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Mark Bissen - Dunlap, IA

“I have many fond memories of the family. My favorite memory that I share to others to thus day is, I worked at their bowling alley in high school and...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Becky Riskowski (Gau) - Omaha, NE

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Edward Louis Gunia, Jr. was born August 28, 1937, to Edward and Albina (Zuchniak) Gunia, Sr. in Omaha, Nebraska. Ed was proud to be an SOB (South Omaha Boy). He attended school and graduated from South High School. Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and served in Germany and Rome. On June 7, 1958, Ed married Bonnie Retz at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska. Ed and Bonnie lived in Omaha for their first four years of marriage. Ed owned and operated a sandblasting company in Omaha. The family then moved to Dunlap in 1962. They bought 4 County Lanes in 1962 and operated the bowling alley and raised their family there. Ed worked for Jim Reischl at R.L. Craft in Denison from 1985-2010. Bonnie died on August 9, 2008.

Ed was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was a Third Degree Knight of Columbus. He loved to fish, hunt and go to the casino. He was an avid nap taker. Ed never knew a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone.

Ed died on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 80 years and 30 days.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie Gunia; and grandson, Keegan Michael Gunia. He is survived by four children, Mike (Jennifer) Gunia and daughters, Madeline and Lilly of Dunlap, IA, Margie (Don) Nielson and daughters, Megan, Caitie and Nikki of Bellevue NE, Mark Gunia of Crescent, IA, Susie (Kevin) Young and daughter Sarah (Jake) Scott and their children, Addison, Evelyn and Charlotte all of Valley, NE; four siblings, Mary Ann Grieb of Des Moines, IA, Rich (Rosemary) Gunia and Leonard (Marylou) Gunia all of Omaha, NE, Lori (Rick) Kelly of Bellingham, WA; and many relatives and friends.