Guenter Heinz Langefeld, age 83, of Hendersonville, NC passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2023.
Guenter was born in Germany in November 1939 and immigrated when he was 22 years of age. Guenter worked in the airline industry and held positions in New York and Los Angeles before being transferred to his post in Anchorage, Alaska where he met his wife Judith in 1978. Guenter and Judith were married in 1980 and had their two boys, Eric and Bjorn, in Alaska and lived there for 15 years. Guenter was transferred back to New York prior to his retirement in 1994. Guenter, Judith, Eric and Bjorn relocated to Hendersonville after his retirement.
Guenter's greatest passions were his family and tennis, which often went hand in hand as he coached his boys and still played competitively with them until just a few months ago. Another passion after his retirement was the writing of poems and memoirs.
Guenter is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judith; Son Eric and wife Jennifer (Grandchildren Ava and Olivia); Son Bjorn and wife Danielle (Grandchildren Ivan and Ben).
The family plans a private ceremony to be conducted at a later time.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to Four Seasons Hospice in Flat Rock, NC (https://fourseasonsfdn.org/ways-to-give/give-today/).
Sanders Funeral Home.