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John Guge 1892-1983


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 7/11/2013 at 00:49:30

John Guge
Estherville – Services for John Guge, 90, will be held Tuesday at the Henry and Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Rev. Clifford Haider of the United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the High Lake Cemetery at Wallingford. The Estherville posts of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold military graveside rites. Guge died Saturday, April 9, 1983 at the Veterans Hospital at Sioux Falls, S.D.

Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.

Guge was born Nov. 15, 1892 at rural Estherville, the son of Charles and Marie (Shaffer) Guge. He attended rural schools, Estherville Business College and mechanics school in Kansas City, Mo. He served in the United States Army in World War One. On March 16, 1920 he was united in marriage to Effa Alice Taylor at Marshalltown. He was a mechanic for various car dealers in Marshalltown before moving to Estherville after his wife’s death in 1935. After coming to Estherville he worked for Kepler Garage until starting his own garage in 1937. On July 30, 1938 he was married to Mae Ethel Taylor at the Little Brown Church at Nashua. He continued to operate his garage until ill health forced him to retire. He has resided at the Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls for the past six years. He was a member of the Calvary Gospel Assembly Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mae, Estherville; one son, Lloyd Guge, Estherville; one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Eleanor) Pint, Crosby, Texas; one grandchild; one step-grandchild; three step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Lausen, Estherville, Mrs. Katherine Jackman, Ell Cajon, Calif.; two brothers, Rev. L.F. Guge, Lovington, New Mex.; Martin Guge, Ashland, Oreg.; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife; parents; four brothers and three sisters. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, April 11, 1983)


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