Korlin "Corky" I. Wunderlin

December 19, 1950 - November 13, 2023


Obituary For Korlin "Corky" I. Wunderlin

Madison - Korlin “Corky” I. Wunderlin, age 72, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2023, at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg, WI. He was born on December 19, 1950, to Francis and Cecelia (Berka) Wunderlin in Lancaster, WI. He married Jane Williams on August 16, 1975, at Olbrich Botanical Gardens and then joined Corky in a Catholic marriage at Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1979.

Corky was an avid Wisconsin Badgers fan and season ticket holder to Badger football, hockey, and basketball. He loved going to all his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. In Corky’s free time you would find him fishing, hunting, playing euchre, cribbage, going to stock car races and family camping trips in Phillips, WI. He was a big BS-er. Corky would set his alarm clock to get up in time to watch Pink Panther and Andy Griffith.

Corky is survived by his wife, Jane Wunderlin; children, Michelle (Bill) Degenhardt, Kim (Eddie Day) Wunderlin, Cory Wunderlin, Chris (Echo Wickline) Wunderlin, Kayla (Rigo) Ramon; 16 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 2 sisters-in-law; 9 siblings and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Corky is preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Nick Bierman and mother-in-law, Virginia Williams.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 1, 2023 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2450 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI. A visitation will take place two hours prior to the Mass, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Friday at the church.

Family would like to thank St. Mary's hospital staff in 2E ICU and 7SW, including Dr. Doug Hobson and Dr. Stuart Turner, along with Agrace inpatient staff for their care of Corky.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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1 Dec

Mass of Christian Burial

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St. Bernard Catholic Church 2450 Atwood Ave Madison, WI Get Directions »
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  • November 16, 2023

    Our deepest prayers & sympathies go out to Corky's family. He was a wonderful person. Always smiling and joking around . He will be greatly missed. I had the pleasure of working with Corky at the Madison T.A. he was a great supervisor. He made the job fun. Thanks for all the memories. Cathy & Bob

  • November 16, 2023

    Jane Michelle, Kim.Cory. Chris, Kayla, so sorry to hear about your dad! He was 1 in a million❤️🌸

  • November 16, 2023

    Corky & The Wunderlin Family Was Always Considered My Family To Me. I Always Loved You Dearly. My Childhood Was Filled With Loving Memories of The Wunderlin Family. You Are in Peace Now With Jesus Corky.

  • November 15, 2023

    Rest in Peace Corky.🙏 Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends. ❤

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