Howard Bruce Guttschow age 85, of Minong, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Spooner Health System.
Howard was born March 9, 1926 in Harvard, IL to the late Herman & Susan (Yates) Guttschow.
Howard married Barbara Waldo February 11, 1945 at the Episcopal Church in Harvard, IL. They enjoyed 66 years of marriage together.
He was raised on the family dairy farm where he worked until his retirement 1983. Howard & Barbara moved to Gilmore Lake after Howard's retirement. Howie was
an avid fisherman & hunter; he shared his passion for the outdoors with his grandchildren. Howard was Past Master of The National Grange Order of Patrons of Husbandry. Past Director Dunham Chemung Mutual Insurance Company, and a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church Choir.
Among those who survive and gratefully shared his life is his wife of 66 years: Barbara of Minong, WI; one son: Daniel (Michelle) Guttschow of Harvard, IL; three daughters: Diane (Donald) Vierck of Walworth, WI; Laurie (Roger) Hardt of Sharon, WI; Kristine (Michael) Roberts of Walworth, WI; 6 grandchildren: 10 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by one sister: Elvera Guttschow; one brother: Harold Guttschow.
A Celebration of Howards' life will be held 11:30 a.m., Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Minong, WI. Pastor Sara Pearson will officiate. Visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at church. Burial will take place at a later date in the Big Foot Cemetery in Harvard, IL.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Calvary Lutheran Church Music Program Re: Howard Guttschow P.O. Box 159 Minong, WI 54859.