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Mr. Gus H. Unseld III

Mr. Gus H. Unseld III
  • January 26, 1939 - September 23, 2013
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan

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“On graduation morning in 1972 when I had flunked for the second time the earth science final, which meant I would not be graduating, Mr. Unseld asked...Read More »
1 of 41 | Posted by: Garry Boulard - Gainesville, FL

“To Gus and Tim ,Mary and Bob; Your mom and dad , brother, always meant so much to us. We were always there for each other, Camping , boating, and as...Read More »
2 of 41 | Posted by: Bob and Jan Plants - Allendale, MI

“We first became acquainted with Gus at Olivet College where we all attended, Nancy graduating in 1962, Gus in 1963, and David in 1964. Gus and David...Read More »
3 of 41 | Posted by: David and Nancy Young - MI

“My prayers are with the family He was a good man and teacher. Have lots of memories of him in class and field trips. Class of 1978. ”
4 of 41 | Posted by: Janet Anderson Brotherton - MI

“My condolences to Bob & Mary on the loss of your brother.....I remember the times in the neighborhood when we were all kids at Kelloggsville. R.I.P,...Read More »
5 of 41 | Posted by: Sue Boggs Arnold - Kentwood, MI

“Many fond memories of Mr. Unseld in Biology and Track. Will never forget going to your house and building the camper storage unit for the back of...Read More »
6 of 41 | Posted by: Gary Olcheske - Hudsonville, MI

“I graduated from Kelloggsville HS in 1987, and although I never had Mr. Unseld as a teacher, I will never forget him as a football coach. We...Read More »
7 of 41 | Posted by: David Byrne - Jenison, MI

“Mr Unseld was a caring teacher. He was well liked by everyone. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his surviving family members. ”
8 of 41 | Posted by: Dan Hirt - Hudsonville, MI

“Best volleyball coach ever!!!! Rest in peace Mr. Unseld. You will be missed. ”
9 of 41 | Posted by: Kathy Vincent - byron center, MI

“I had the pleasure of teaching with Gus for ten years. 1969-1979. He was one of the good ones that really loved what he did. Just an all around...Read More »
10 of 41 | Posted by: Bob Applegate - Grandville, MI

“Graduated in 1987 and had Mr.Unseld my senior year. He was the best! Hands down. Never underestimated his presence in the classroom. Took us out...Read More »
11 of 41 | Posted by: Scott Fitzgerald - student

“My Unseld was one of my favorite teachers. Every time I head out on Lake Michigan I think out him! ”
12 of 41 | Posted by: Jeff Allen - Jenison, MI

“Teacher is defined as someone "who gives information, gives instruction, encourages someone, causes one to learn" Gus was all of these and more. As a...Read More »
13 of 41 | Posted by: Tim Irwin - Wyoming, MI

“Gus was a great friend, teacher, and coach. He always made you feel welcomed and important. He will be missed. ”
14 of 41 | Posted by: Ed Dyer - Alto, MI

“My sympathies to the family. My memories of Kelloggsville High School include his good humor in Earth Science, and his positive spirit at all times. ”
15 of 41 | Posted by: Pam Doorn Dykehouse - Fort Wayne, IN

“One of the best teachers and all around good soul that I have known ”
16 of 41 | Posted by: Dan Ruffe - Kalamazoo, MI

Gus on the W.G. Jackson. “Gus Unseld III served as a science instructor on AWRI's D.J. Angus and W.G. Jackson vessels from 1994 to 2004. Thousands of students learned to...Read More »
17 of 41 | Posted by: Janet - Muskegon, MI

“Gus and Tim; your dad is a great man who is being received in heaven, not taken. He is now with your wonderful mother, watching over the both of you....Read More »
18 of 41 | Posted by: Dick Stevens - Vancouver, WA

“Sorry to hear of your loss Gus and Tim. Your dad will always have a place in my heart as a coach and teacher. Until I see you again coach, God bless...Read More »
19 of 41 | Posted by: David Brooks - Fuquay-Varina, NC

“I am very grateful to have had the pleasure of Mr. Unseld as my teacher. IPS and photography are some of my fondest HS memories. Thank you Mr....Read More »
20 of 41 | Posted by: Cindy (Hirsch) Bailey - Coldwater, MI

“My sympathies to Mr. Unseld's family and friends. I took a photography class with Mr. Unseld as the teacher way back in 1972. He was not only a...Read More »
21 of 41 | Posted by: John Blomeling - Wyoming, MI

“Our sympathy to the family.....from a young age, my husband and I have both crossed paths with Gus, and then Gus and Marilyn....many memories and...Read More »
22 of 41 | Posted by: Marjorie Pepper McBride - MI

“So sorry to hear this. I have only good memories. ”
23 of 41 | Posted by: Leslie (King) Wilks - Hudsonville, MI

“My condolences to Mr. Unselds family and friends. He was a great teacher of mine. ”
24 of 41 | Posted by: William L. Byrd - spotylvania,, VA

“Mr. Unseld was one of my favorite teachers. He will be missed!!! I used to trick or treat at his house and give him a tootsie roll pop and say it was...Read More »
25 of 41 | Posted by: Candi Mead - Wyoming, MI

“My thoughts are with the whole family at this sad time. I am sorry to hear about this. Mr. Unseld was in a league of his own. He always taught...Read More »
26 of 41 | Posted by: Kelli Harley Mink

“He made learning fun. What a special man. Not only a teacher from my past but also a neighbor on Holly Street for many, many years. Cherish the...Read More »
27 of 41 | Posted by: Dawn Phillips Snoeyink - MI

“Prayers for the family. Mr. Unseld was a great teacher and coach. Kelloggsville was a better place because of him. We were truly blessed by his...Read More »
28 of 41 | Posted by: Rose (Mead) Zaiger - Wyoming, MI

“My thoughts are with the Unseld family during this difficult time. Mr. Unseld is the main reason why I love science so much, even to this day. He...Read More »
29 of 41 | Posted by: April Crosby - Lexington, KY

“Mr. Unseld made school and science fun and interesting. So many great memories from his class and the field trips he took us on to learn hands on. ...Read More »
30 of 41 | Posted by: Heather Smith Kraai - Wyoming, MI

“My condolences are with the family in this sad time. Mr Unseld not only made science fun, but to many of us he wasn't just a teacher or a coach he...Read More »
31 of 41 | Posted by: Melissa Gruis-Sheffield - GA

“Will never forget in IPS being called up to his desk to talk about volley ball strategies :) I will always have fond memories of him. My...Read More »
32 of 41 | Posted by: Cindy Smith (Jurczuk) - Wyoming, MI

“Thoughts and Prayers to the whole Unseld Family, Coach Unseld was a great teacher and football coach!! ”
33 of 41 | Posted by: Dennis Hopkins / Class of 83 - MI

“One of my favorites, I will always remember him! Kelloggsville was lucky to have him. May you have a great time in heaven my friend. Tim and Gus and...Read More »
34 of 41 | Posted by: Helynn (Mead) Hansen - Wyoming, MI

“My condolences to the Unseld family. Mr. Unseld made science fun for me! ”
35 of 41 | Posted by: Liz "Retta" Aguilar - Arlington, TX

“Our thoughts and prayersRoedding are with you & your family. ”
36 of 41 | Posted by: Karen Roedding & Gordon Roedding - MI

“Sorry to hear about your loss.. loved your dad..had some good times. ”
37 of 41 | Posted by: kristi peterson

“Im so sorry to hear of your dads passing Gus. I didn't know him well but I do know he was well loved by his school friends and students and...Read More »
38 of 41 | Posted by: carrie dudley - wyoming, MI

“I'm so sorry to hear of Mr.Unseld's passing.. May God wrap you in his arms and give you the strength and courage to get through this difficult time....Read More »
39 of 41 | Posted by: Vickie Folk - Republic, MO

“Gus was one person that I could call a great friend and person. He was always there to help. He is going to be missed. I now he is with God now ”
40 of 41 | Posted by: Gene Curtiss - Caledonia, MI

“The Kelloggsville Class of 1956 expresses its sympathy to Gus's family during this time of mourning. We pray for comfort and strength for all of you...Read More »
41 of 41 | Posted by: Judy Gager


UNSELD – Mr. Gus Unseld III, aged 74, passed away Monday, September 23, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; granddaughter, Lauren. Surviving are his sons, Gus Unseld IV, Tim (Amy) Unseld; grandchildren, Gus V, Katrina, Olivia, Ben; great grandchildren, Brianna and Brennan; brother, Bob Unseld and sister, Mary (Rex) Lewis.
Honoring his request, private family services have taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to Annis Education & Outreach Endowment. A special thank you to the staff at Spectrum Continuing Care for their loving and compassionate care of Gus. Memories and condolences to Gus's family may be shared at www.stegengafuneralchapel.com.