Robert Leroy Guthrie

  • Birth 26 Jun 1920 Milford, Dickinson County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 21 Aug 2010 Harper, Harper County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Harper, Harper County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 61152905

Robert Leroy Guthrie, son of Harleigh Guthrie and Vera Guthrie-Olson was born June 26, 1920 in Milford, Iowa. He passed away Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Harper Hospital, two months after his ninetieth birthday.

On August 2, 1942, Bob was united in marriage with Tommie Dorein Miller in Reno, Nevada and to this union one son, Michael Leroy Guthrie, was born.

In October 1942, Bob enlisted in the Army and was sent overseas to fight during World War II. Bob was in the 15th Infantry and served seven campaigns from Africa throughout Europe.

Bob and Tommie lived in Harper, Kansas for awhile and then moved to Alaska. While in Alaska, Bob worked for the commissary as a butcher and built numerous cabins for people on Big Lake outside Anchorage, Alaska to support his family.

They returned to Harper in 1962 where Bob cut meat for his father-in-law at Cather's Grocery (later Mac's Grocery). He served as the cemetery sexton for several years while working as a butcher. Later he worked for the City of Harper as the City Coordinator where he retired in 1985. He kept busy during retirement as a handyman and enjoyed serving the people in the community.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents,his wife, Tommie, his son Michael L. Guthrie; three sisters: Evelyn, Teri and Jackie; four brothers: Royce, Don, Glen, and Floyd.

He will be missed by his daughter –in-law Joyce Guthrie of Norfolk, Nebraska; two grandchildren: Todd Guthrie and his wife Jessica of Gilbert, Arizona and Michelle Gilmore and her husband Troy of Springfield, Illinois; four great-grandchildren Nicholas, Jacob, and Levi Guthrie and Maisie Gilmore; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends


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  • Created by: Prairie Rose Funeral Homes
  • Added: 5 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61152905
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Leroy Guthrie (26 Jun 1920–21 Aug 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61152905, citing Harper Cemetery, Harper, Harper County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Prairie Rose Funeral Homes (contributor 47347692) .