|Birth: ||Dec. 7, 1926|
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 2005|
South Dakota, USA
Crofton - Wilfred C. Guenther, 78, Crofton, died June 22, 2005, at Avera Sister James Care Center, Yankton, S.D. Visitation and a Vigil service were June 23 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton. Funeral Services were June 24 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Broudou officiating. Pallbearers were his three grandsons, Brandon Hegge. Brett Hegge and Robbie Guenther, and his three godsons Ron Schieffer, Tom Janssen and Tom Leader. Wilfred was born Dec. 7, 1926, in Crofton, to Henry A. and Veronica (DeBlauw) Guenther. He grew up in Crofton and graduated from Crofton High School in 1945. He farmed his entire life north of Crofton. He married Joan M. Janssen Feb. 15, 1949, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton. Wilfred was a lifetime member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus. He formerly served on the rural school board, Frankfort Township Board, and was an ASCS committeeman. He was also known for his varied skills, including carpentry, cabinet-making, plumbing and electrical work. Survivors include his wife, Joan, Crofton; one son. Duane and wife, Elaine Guenther, Crofton; five daughters and spouses, Marcia and Victor Quinonez, San Francisco, Calif.; Karen and Lonnie Hegge. Omaha; Pat and Bob Polland, Valley; Diane and Joe Goudy, Fairfield, Iowa; Beth, and friend, Arnie Ahders. Omaha; 14 grandchildren and four Great-grandchildren; four sisters and five brothers, Annette and Jim Barnett, Hillsboro, Ore.; Richard and Marietta Guenther, Freeport, III.; Merina and Roger Leader, Bloomfield; Sister M. Louette (Janice) Guenther, Milwaukee, Wis.; Charlie and Judy Guenther, Crofton; Genevieve "Sue" and Joe Berberich, Yankton, S.D.; Francis and Sharlene Guenther, Crofton; Dan and Carol Guenther, Alliance; Ron and Linda Guenther, Crofton. Wilfred was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Michael; and brother, Donald. Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton, was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are preferred to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church or the Crofton Senior Center.
SOURCE: obituary, Cedar County News - June 2005.
Henry A. Guenther (1898 - 1974)
Veronica DeBlauw Guenther (1906 - 1984)
Joan M Janssen Guenther (1931 - 2013)*
Michael Guenther (1961 - 1961)*
Beaver Creek Cemetery
Created by: Robert Kuhmann
Record added: Dec 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45612250
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