Steven Lawrence Gunther ‘Gunz’

SAN LUIS — Steven Lawrence Gunther (Gunz) passed away January 29, 2020 in San Acacio  surrounded by his loving family.   

He was born March 20, 1961 in Chicago to Willard and Anne Weir Gunther.

He was raised in Chicago and then moved to Long Island, New York, where he lived for several years. 

In 1969, he and his family moved to Syracuse where his father was employed at Carrier Air Conditioning.

In 1986, he moved to Colorado and began working in construction and starting a family. Steven enjoyed going to the mountains, camping, fishing, working on cars and looking at old cars, cruising the back roads and watching football. He also loved spending time in San Luis with his stepchildren, family and his many friends.

Steven is survived by his children and stepchildren, Marcos Gunther, Jade (Gabe) Muniz, Nicolette (Jacob) Manzanares, Angela (Jeremiah) Benton, Monica Medina, Mechelle Medina and Johnny (Sophia) Chavez; his brothers, John Gunther and Richard Gunther; his sisters, Susan Gunther, Mary Gunther and Patty (John) Beaumont, his grandchildren, Donicio Navares, Xzile Navares, Naphaila Manzanares, Zahryan Jacob Manzanares, Marcos Silva-Gunther II, Cyrus Silva-Gunther, Taylor Benton, Miah Benton, Anaela Benton, Paulina Benton, Felizia Rael, Ceciliana Rael, Delfino Rael, Jaleia Chavez, Jalissa Vigil and Ilijah Vigil; as well as many nieces and nephews and family that he loved very much and who loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Anne and Willard H. Gunther; his girlfriend, Gail Medina, whom he loved very much.

Cremation was chosen and a recitation of the rosary will be held on Friday Feb. 7 at 7  p.m. at the Iglesia de San Francisco de Assisi Catholic Church, 23587 C Rd J.2 El Rito, CO 81152. 

A memorial mass will be held the following day at the same church at 12:30 p.m. A reception will follow mass at the San Luis Parish Hall.

Rogers Family Mortuary in Alamosa is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences or words of strength for the family, please visit