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Joseph James Gutschow, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 16, 1950
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Sep. 20, 2010
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

(Acknowledgement to Washington County Nebraska Genealogical Society for archive of following obituary)
Joseph J. Gutschow, 59

Joseph J. Gutschow Jr., 59, of Blair died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha.

Funeral services were Thursday at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Blair. Burial was held in Holy Cross Cemetery in Blair.

Joseph James Gutschow Jr., was born Dec. 16, 1950, in Omaha to Joseph and Shirley (Young) Gutschow. He lived in Beatrice for 23 years.

He moved back to Blair in 1973 where he joined the ENCOR program and worked at Lozier's in Omaha. He was an active participant in Special Olympics and loved Saturdays at the YMCA pool.

He will be most remembered for his love of life, his family, and everyone he met. Everyone will smile when they think of his passions for wrestling, Nebraska football, dancing the hokey-pokey any chance he could, bowling, eating (especially ice cream and pancakes), music of all kinds, and family gatherings at the farm, more than ever at the holidays.

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Gutschow of Blair; five brothers and sisters: Mary and Chuck Moller of New Haven, Conn., John and Jane Gutschow of Green Bay, Wis., James and Pamela Gutschow of Kansas City, Mo., Mark and Bonnie Gutschow of Blair, and Amy and Chad Kluza of Bennington; 13 nieces and nephews; and three great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph James Gutschow and grandparents John and Florence Young and Walter and Verna Gutschow.

Memorials may be given to St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church or Special Olympics.

Campbell-Aman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Printed in the Washington County Enterprise on 9/24/2010

Thanks to contributor MrsB 47910340: "By the stone were Special Olympics medal for bowling + 1st place ribbon. When his mother died, one place she asked for memorials was the Special Olympics."
Family links: 
  Joseph James Gutschow (1924 - 1993)
  Shirley May Young Gutschow (1925 - 2014)
Holy Cross Cemetery
Washington County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Elev 1080'41.54936
GPS (lat/lon): 41.54936, -96.11877
Created by: S. Wardell
Record added: Jun 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112172050
Joseph James Gutschow, Jr
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Joseph James Gutschow, Jr
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- Dianne Wulf Krueger
 Added: Apr. 8, 2015
You were loved. Rest in peace.
- MrsB
 Added: Dec. 2, 2014

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