Funeral services for Emil R. ‘Dutch’ Guntert, 88, Lawrence, will be at 1 pm Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with Pastor Don Ogden officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Mr. Guntert died Friday, Oct, 31, 2014, at Stormont-Vail Health Center, Topeka.
He was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Lawrence, the son of Emil Ernst and Mae L. Staab Guntert. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School, and later served in the United States Army during World War II. Dutch was employed by the Lawrence Paper Company, and retired as Traffic Manager after 50 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Baldwin City, and the Alford-Clarke Post 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Lawrence. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church, and enjoyed golf, and fishing in Wyoming.
Emil married Wilma L. Cunningham on June 19, 1955, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, E.G., Baldwin City. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Elfreda Pogany.