Wilhelm Otto Guenther, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, age 90, passed way Thursday evening April 17, 2014. Wilhelm was born January 10, 1924 in Basel, Switzerland to Paul Otto Günther and Ida Nytenegger. Wilhelm met and married Elisabeth Hedwig Rudin in Switzerland which was sealed later in the Logan Temple. They immigrated to the United States in 1951 with the three of the oldest children, Elizabeth, Willy, and Ruth. Occupations: Mechanic, Business Owner, Farmer, and Mechanic for Black Butte Mining and in his later years worked on the grounds at the South Jordon Temple.
He was an ordained High Priest, his church calling was Branch President, and he served various callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved to listen, sing and whistle to his favorite music. He loved to dance especially the old waltzes. He loved to ride motorcycles and always super charged his personal cars. He always drove with a lead foot. He loved to garden, prune trees and bushes with wife. He loved his family dearly.
Survived by his wife: Elisabeth H.R.; Daughters: Elizabeth (Wilford), Ruth (Ron), Mary Louise, Linda (James), Colleen (Peter); Sons: Willy (Diane), David (Jessica), Kenneth (Christine); Grandchildren (25) and Great-Grandchildren (57).
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Morgan 5th Ward, 2700 South Morgan Valley Drive, Morgan, Utah. The viewing will be at 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. -12:15. Dedication of the Grave will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the South Jordan Cemetery, 10650 South 1055 West, South Jordan, Utah. We have no doubt that he is comfortable and happy with his Father-in-Heaven, but that knowledge fails to fill the vacuum created by his absence. We love you. Families are forever.
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