Obit: Gutenberger, James #2 (1931 - 2007)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: Loyal TRG 14 February 2007

Gutenberger, James #2 (24 JUL 1931 - 8 FEB 2007)

James Gutenberger, 75, Colby, died on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby. Monsignor John Malik officiated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Kelly Schlafke, Kari Schaefer, Krystal Schaefer, Amanda Bauman, Nicole Feiten, Brady Mengel, Jenny Raatz, and Daya Devries.

James Gutenberger was born on July 24, 1931, in the town of Colby, to Elroy and Anna (nee Engel) Gutenberger. He was a 1949 graduate of Colby, Wis. High School. He married Grace Miller on April 13, 1949. He took over the home farm and continued to live there until the time of his death. He was a lifelong 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. He 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.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 51 years, Grace Gutenberger, Colby; his children, Michael Gutenberger, Colby, Rebecca Gutenberger, Marshfield, Daniel (Rhonda) Gutenberger, Colby, William Gutenberger, Colby, Carol (Mark) Bauman, Tomahawk, Nancy (Pat) Mengel, Colby, Craig (Anna) Gutenberger, Unity, and Ron (Stacy) Gutenberger, Colby; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Roy (Ann) Gutenberger, Merrill; and Three sisters, Rita (Armin) Walsh, Marshfield; Eldora (Gordon) Schuster, Marshfield, and Eileen (Melvin) Bender, Wausau.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and one sister, Sharon Treutel.

Maurina/Community Funeral Home, Abbotsford, assisted the family with arrangements.



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