Kenneth R. Gutermuth

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December 13, 1935 - October 29, 2020
Born in Hamburg, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Kenneth R. Gutermuth of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away at the age of 84 on Thursday, October 29, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Adele Gutermuth; and his siblings, Velma (the late Henry) Weber, Sylvester (survived by Sharon) Gutermuth, and Larry Gutermuth.

Kenneth is survived by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Gutermuth; his children, Michael (Jeanette) Gutermuth, Mark (Marla) Gutermuth, Christy (Brian) Mundy, and Timothy Gutermuth; his grandchildren, Brooke Gutermuth, Brittany Gutermuth, Josh Gutermuth, Jack Mundy, Claire Mundy, and Cole Mundy; his step-grandchildren, Joe Borts and Melissa (Brian) Mays; his great-grandchildren, Lucas Perry, Haley Perry, and Emery Mays; and his siblings, Robert (the late Adele) Gutermuth, Raymond (Darlene) Gutermuth, Anna Marie (the late Stanley) Kilcher, Richard (Janie) Gutermuth, Vernie (Dale) Lindeman, Judy (the late Bernard) Hoeckelman, Carol (Gene) Schulte, Shirley Mae (Butch) Henke, and Sue (Randy) Richards.

Ken was a longtime parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #823. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army and enjoyed memberships in many local organizations such as the East Central Missouri Angus Association, and Cement Masons Local 527. He was also a past 4-H project leader and Little League coach. Ken was always very athletic and liked to spend his time hunting or playing sports. He was a hard worker who really enjoyed his time spent in his vegetable garden and raising cattle. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ken’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, or the American Cancer Society.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Marla Gutermuth October 31, 2020 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    candle 1Dad you are truly going to be missed dearly. I will always cherish the times we had. I couldn’t had asked for a better farther-n-law. May you forever RIP and fly with the angels 😇 Love,Marla

  2. Melissa Mays October 31, 2020 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    candle 3The family is in our thoughts and prayers. Ken was a great man that cared for others and will be truly missed by many. With love, Melissa, Bryan, Haley, Lucas and Emery

  3. Marsha Sonderman October 31, 2020 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Gutermuth & Mundy families you are all in our thoughts & prayers during this sad & difficult time. We’re so glad we got to know Ken & Betty when the Mundy family lived next door to us. Such a special couple that raised a wonderful family.
    Ken was such a good.
    Marsha & Mel Sonderman

  4. Jeanette Gutermuth November 1, 2020 at 10:11 am - Reply

    candle 1To my more than awesome father-in-law whom I met when Mike and I started dating in high school at the ripe age of 17. You have brought so much joy into our lives and we are truly blessed that God gave us you as a parent, and as a grandparent. To the first time you came to see your first grandbaby Brooke, and then Brittany. The love our children have for you speaks volumes to the grandfather you are. You were there every chance you could when we began construction on our home in 1989, and there for absolutely anything and everything you could make. You spent countless hours tending to our kids and they loved every minute of it. I loved being able to look across the pasture to see you working hard, and yelling hi, to the times when you were checking fences or leading the cattle into the front pasture and I could say hi and just spend a couple minutes talking with you, not that you spoke much, but it was still special to me. You amazed us all with the years you continued to work, even after retirement. I loved bragging that you were still at it to those who needed help. When you walked into our home, or we walked into your home, for the many dinners and celebrations and you ALWAYS had a smile on your face. We love you so much and although no longer here on our heavenly earth, you are in a much better place in HIS home. You will be missed by so many and we so thankful for the millions of memories we have to hold onto to.

    I hate not being there to say my respects to you today (dealing with this current pandemic), and to comfort my family, but typing this has somewhat helped.

    Love you Dad and I will see you again!!!

  5. Wally and Dot Kolkmeier November 1, 2020 at 10:46 am - Reply

    TO THE KENNY GUTERMUTH FAMILY Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with you at Kenny’s passing We are sure he will be missed

  6. Darin Duello November 1, 2020 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    candle 7So, sorry what a great man, hardest worker I ever knew! Great times learning to butcher from a master!!! Heaven is even a greater place now!

  7. Boschert November 1, 2020 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    To all the Gutermuth family.
    You are in Our Thoughts and Prayers.
    Our Sympathy,
    Dan and Betty Boschert

  8. Marvin and Liz Kriesmann November 1, 2020 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    candle 7To the Guthermuth family
    You have our deepest sympathy

  9. Kim Vallero November 2, 2020 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Mike & Jeanette & Family, I am so sorry for your loss.. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Kim Vallero

  10. Kevin &Margie Murray November 2, 2020 at 6:15 am - Reply

    To the Gutermuth family, so sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers daily.

  11. william c wehmeier November 2, 2020 at 9:00 am - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to the Gutermuth family. I worked with Kenny several summers back in the 1960’s. I always admired him as one of the hardest working and most competent cement masons in the crew. More important than that, he was a very good man.

  12. Shelley Mathews November 2, 2020 at 10:56 am - Reply

    candle 3Kenny was such a kind hearted quiet man! We love you Betty and the rest of the family. Sorry we can’t make the mass, due to the virus also, but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!! Sending hugs to you all!!

  13. Steve and Pat Wetter November 2, 2020 at 11:17 am - Reply

    our deepest sympathy to Gutermuth Family we know how difficult Demetia is to deal with we have donated to alzheimer asscociation in Kenneth name

  14. Liz Fetter November 2, 2020 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    candle 6Dear Mike, Jeanette, Brooke, and Brittany –
    I am so sorry to hear about your father/grandfather’s passing. We are thinking of you all and praying for peace during this difficult time. The impact Ken had on so many is apparent, and he will be missed. Thinking of you all and wishing you peace and comfort.
    – Liz

  15. Vernie Lindemnn November 3, 2020 at 8:02 am - Reply

    I will always miss Kenny’s sweet sheepish smile. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed and loved playing pinochle on our Alaskan Cruise with him as my partner. Fun Times! I will miss him dearly for he was a special brother who was always willing to help others and was very kind hearted. Kenny’s earthly struggles are over – he is now resting peacefully in the arms of our Savior.

  16. Kim Draves November 11, 2020 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    Betty and Family,

    We just wanted you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I have many memories of Uncle Kenny, a lot of them revolving around butchering, pouring concrete, family gatherings and reunions. He will be missed. Sending loving thoughts your way.

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