Obit: Gutenberger, Roy (1926 - 2007)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Behrendt, Bender, Engel, Goessl, Gutenberger, Koeferl, Liske, Pellant, Robinson, Schuster, Treutel, Walsh

----Sources: The Tribune Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) Vol. 47, No. 41, Wed., Oct. 10, 2007, p. 12

Gutenberger, Roy (26 Nov. 1926 - 3 Oct. 2007)

Roy Gutenberger, 80, Merrill, died Wednesday, October 3, 2007, at his home under Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Funeral services were held Oct 5, at the Waid Funeral Home, Merrill. The Reverend Steve Russell presided.

Roy was born Nov. 26, 1926 in Colby to the late Elroy and Anna (Engel) Gutenberger.

He married Ethel Goessl on July 16, 1947 in Colby, Wis. Ethel preceded him in death on May 17, 1977.

Roy married Ann Pellant on Oct. 11, 1997, in Merrill. Ann survives.

Mr. Guteberger graduated from Colby, Wis. High School. He then enlisted in the Army Air Corp. and served in the European Theater from 1945 to 1947.

Roy was a retired carpenter and had owned and operated the West Side Bar in Merrill. He and his wife Ethel, had given foster care to a number of troubled youth. He had been a fire warden for the Town of Bradley. Roy was a past commander of the V.F.W. Post 1638, a 4-H leader, Christmas tree farmer and past president of the West Side Business Association.

He enjoyed working in the woods, fishing, hunting, camping, softball, square dancing, polka dancing and shooting pool.

Roy is survived by his wife Ann, Merrill; two daughters, Cindy Gutenberger, Wausau, and Judy (James) Robinson, Verona; three sons, Rodney (Carol) Gutenberger, Merrill, Dennis Gutenberger, Littleton, CO, and Peter Gutenberger, Hagerstown, MD.; two step-daughters, Mary Behrendt, Wausau, and Nancy (Scott) Liske, Appleton; one step-son, Greg Koeferl, Marion; thirteen grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; and three sisters, Rita (Armand) Walsh, Marshfield, Eileen (Melvin) Bender, Mosinee, and Eldora (Gordon) Schuster, Marshfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Ethel; one sister, Sharon Treutel; and one brother James Gutenberger.



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