Remembering Former Ag Teacher Keith Gundlach

Keith Gundlach, known as “Sir” or “Gundy”, passed at age 72 on Friday, March 29. He was a born and raised Wisconsinite, graduating from Highland High School and educated at UW-Platteville in agricultural education.

Keith started his teaching career in Randolph in June 1977 and taught for over 42 years. He retired in January 2019 due to ALS, which he had for over 13 years. He spent a year and a half mentoring new teachers and writing grants for the ag department and FFA chapter.

Some highlights from his career include: growing enrollment from 21 students to over 140 students, beginning an exchange program with an agricultural high school in Austria, and merging classes and FFA chapters with Cambria-Friesland High School. He also had a 40-acre land laboratory donated to the FFA, added a greenhouse and animal laboratory, established an advisory council, started the FFA Alumni, and created the Randolph Agriculture & FFA Foundation.

To say Keith loved his job was an understatement. He thought the world of his students.

Visitation for Keith is 5-9 p.m. on April 5 at Randolph High School, 110 Meadowood Drive, Randolph, WI 53956.

A graveside service is 11 a.m. on April 6 at Rock Church Cemetery, 11031 Rock Church Road, Livingston, WI 53554.

The Randolph Community Funeral Home is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting any donations go to A.L.S. Research 1919 University Avenue W. Suite 175, St. Paul, MN 55104.

Make out checks to ALS Research Foundation in memory of Keith Gundlach or to the Keith Gundlach Ag learning Center Fund, Randolph High School Attn: FFA and Billie-Jo Brusveen, 110 Meadowood Drive Randolph, WI 53956.

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