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Maynard  Guthmiller

OFFICIATING
Dan VanGerpen
EULOGY
Jan Ausdemore
John Hughes
MUSIC
Organist ~ Shelley Finck
Duet ~ Beth & John Hughes
“On Eagle’s Wings”
Congregational Hymns
“Oh Come, All Ye Faithful”
“How Great Thou Art”
HONORARY CASKETBEARER
1st Lt. Elliott M. Hughes
CASKETBEARERS
Jan Ausdemore
John Hughes
Daniel Guthmiller
David Guthmiller
Stuart Hughes
Evan Hughes
Maynard Gilbert Guthmiller was born September 11, 1923, in Tripp, South Dakota, to Christian and Della (Hamberger) Guthmiller.
He was a Marine in WWII, experiencing some of the most brutal fighting of the war in the Battle of Okinawa. Maynard shot expert and carried the Browning automatic rifle, which made him the target of Japanese snipers.
Maynard was united in marriage to Esther (Ehresmann) Guthmiller on December 29, 1946. They worked together to remodel a country church that had been moved into town, and it remains the family home to this day. Maynard supported his family as an auctioneer, sheep shearer, farmer, and commercial cattle buyer. He loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s school activities and sporting events, offering moral support from the sidelines
Maynard loved God, family, country, and community. He was a member of the Jelkin-Harms American Legion and served on the Tripp City Council. Family was very important to Maynard. He loved his children and grandchildren and was very generous with them. The legacy Maynard leaves is his family and helping them to become established in their lives and careers.
Maynard died on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at the Tripp Good Samaritan Center at the age of 90 years, 2 months, and 27 days.
Maynard is survived by his wife, Esther, of Tripp; his sister, Marilyn Miller of Sheboygan, Wisconsin; three children: Burton Guthmiller of Sioux Falls, Barbara (Jan) Ausdemore of San Diego, California, and Beth (John) Hughes of Sioux Falls; nine grandchildren: Daniel (Kami) Guthmiller, David Guthmiller, Deb (Jeff) Herrboldt, Angel Ausdemore, Jamie (Eli) Humphrey, Elliott Hughes, Stuart (Nevada) Hughes, and Evan Hughes; and five great-grandchildren: Jace and Elle Guthmiller, Bryce Herrboldt, and Serenity and Justice Humphrey.
Maynard was preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Della Guthmiller, infant sister Lavelle Guthmiller, sister Eileen Reiner, and grandson Luke Ausdemore.

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Guestbook

Guess I never realized Maynard was a fellow Marine. No wonder I was so intimidated by him when I stopped by to visit Barb. My sympathy to the Guthmiller family on the passing of such a great family man and MARINE. SEMPER FI

Mike Heisinger Feb 3 2014 10:41 PM

Our condolescenses on your loss. Our thoughts & our prayers are with you.

Dennis & Diane Konechne Dec 16 2013 6:03 PM

I extend my sympathies to you on learning of Maynard's death. I am quite sure that Maynard and my grandpa, Arnold Dewald, are bidding against one another for some cattle up there in heaven.

Dr. Lori Dewald, EdD, ATC, MCHES, F-AAHE Dec 16 2013 10:23 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Maynard. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers for your family during this time.

Pat Linehan Dec 13 2013 12:33 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. You have our prayers and condolences. I loved Maynard's smile and I can still remember when he and his dad, Chris, worked together as an auctioneering team.

Allyn Brosz Dec 12 2013 7:38 PM

So sorry for your loss, and praying for comfort for you and your families!

Kay Farrar (Weisser) Dec 12 2013 3:31 PM