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In Memorium ~ Donald Guettler ’49

Donald Guettler died on April 12, 2016 in Anthem, AZ at the age of 83. “Don” was born to Philip and Marie Guettler on April 17, 1932 in Cologne, MN. Don attended St Bernard’s Catholic Elementary School in Cologne, MN, St John’s Prep School in Collegeville, MN and the University of St Thomas in St Paul, MN.

He was commissioned as a Navy ensign and received his Navy wings as an aviator in 1954. He served 6 years on active duty and another 14 years in the Navy Reserves. Don’s civilian aviation career began with North Central Airlines, followed by Pan American World Airlines, and concluded with United Airlines until his retirement in 1992.

Don is survived by his sister Jeanne Marie, his brothers Stanley, James, and Michael, and by his sons David, Douglas, and Matthew.

Visitation will be held at Hansen Mortuary in Scottsdale, AZ on Wednesday, April 27 from 4:00-8:00 PM with rosary service at 7:00 PM. The funeral mass will take place on Thursday, April 28 at 3:00 PM at St. Rose Catholic Church in Anthem, AZ with a reception to follow at Anthem Country Club.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Sisters of the Order of St Benedict. Saint Benedict’s Monastery 104 Chapel Ln, MN 56374 php/donate