Obit: Gutenberger, James (1931
Contact: Shari Hahn
Surnames: Gutenberger, Engel, Miller, Bauman, Mengel, Walsh, Schuster, Bender
----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald, Feb 10, 2007
Gutenberger, James (24 July 1931- 8 Feb. 2007)
COLBY -- James Gutenberger, 75, Colby, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Colby. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Monsignor John Malik will officiate. Pallbearers will be Kelly Schlafke, Kari Schaefer, Krystal Schaefer, Amanda Bauman, Nicole Feiten, Brady Mengel, Jenny Raatz and Daya DeVries.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at Maurina Funeral Home, Abbotsford, and from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the church. There will be a parish rosary service at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Jim was born July 24, 1931, in the town of Colby, to Elroy and Anna (Engel) Gutenberger. He was a 1949 graduate of Colby, Wis. High School. Jim and Grace Miller were married April 13, 1955. Jim took over the home farm and continued to live there until the time of his death. He was a life long member of the Central Wisconsin Steam Engine Club, serving as president and was on the town of Colby Zoning Committee. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Jim was a self taught button box player and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. He was an avid reader, loved to polka dance, and enjoyed sports and NASCAR.
Jim will be dearly missed by his wife of 51 years, Grace Gutenberger of Colby; his children, Michael Gutenberger of Colby, Rebecca Gutenberger of Marshfield, Daniel (Rhonda) Gutenberger of Colby, William Gutenberger of Colby, Carol (Mark) Bauman of Tomahawk, Nancy (Pat) Mengel of Colby, Craig (Anna) Gutenberger of Unity and Ron (Stacy) Gutenberger of Colby; 15 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Roy (Ann) Gutenberger of Merrill; and three sisters, Rita (Armin) Walsh of Marshfield, Eldora (Gordon) Schuster of Marshfield and Eileen (Melvin) Bender of Wausau.
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