November 2nd, 1920 – Monday, May 3, 2010
Evangelical Lutheran Church – Pelican La
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
Arthur Jerome Gutknecht passed away on May 3, 2010, at his residence.
Arthur Jerome was born to Carl and Eleanora (Pautzke) Gutknecht on November 2, 1920.
He was a lifelong, devoted member of God’s family. Art was baptized on December 5, 1920, by the Rev. C.J. Schrader and confirmed in Christ
on March 25, 1934, by the Rev. W.C. Nickels at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1940, where he lettered in track and football and sang in the choir.
He was married to Doris Borscheid on September 13, 1945, at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran
Church by the Rev. E.L. Mehlberg. Their marriage was blessed with two sons and two daughters.
Art and Doris farmed in rural Buffalo, first with Arthur’s uncle and aunt, Henry and Amelia Ordorff, next with his brothers, and then with
their own sons. He served on the board for Hassan Mutual Insurance Company for 35 years. Art also served on the Immanuel Church Council.
He is survived by four children and their spouses: Allen (Julie)Gutknecht of Buffalo, Gloria (Winston) Klatt of Lakeville, Gary (Mary
Ellen) Gutknecht of Buffalo, and Karen (Doyle) Davis of Howard Lake; grandchildren: Jeffrey Klatt, Christina (Steve) Sailer, Kerrianne
Moehnke, Anna, Albert and Andrew Gutknecht, Chad, Chancy, Amber, Nicholas and Grant Davis; siblings: Carl (Roberta) Gutknecht, Elroy
(Florence) Gutknecht, all of Buffalo, Lillian (Edwin) Duff of Arizona; in-laws, Darleen Gutknecht, Donald (Ruth) Borscheid, all of Buffalo, Audrey (Allen) Carlson of Monticello and Marlin Borscheid of Forest Lake; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church – Pelican Lake, 1970 Edmonson Ave. N.E., Buffalo at 2:00 P.M.
Visitation will be Friday at the CHURCH from 4-8 P.M. (with a prayer service at 7 P.M.) and also one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery.
The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo served the family.