Margaret “Peggy” Guenther, 93, a former Knowlton resident and employee in Stevens Point, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Lake View Heights Dementia Unit of the North Central Health Care Facility in Wausau, while under the care of Aspirus Hospice.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Knowlton, with the Rev. James Arthur officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery in Knowlton.
Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the services.
Beste Funeral Home in Mosinee assisted with arrangements. Condolences
may be offered online at www.bestefh.com.
Mrs. Guenther was born June 27, 1923, in Knowlton, a
daughter of the late John and Anna (Hahn) Springer.
In her youth, she went to Chicago and Milwaukee to work for
several businesses. Upon her return to central Wisconsin, she was employed at
the JC Penny store in Wausau.
She was married to Don Guenther May 28, 1949, at St. Francis
Xavier Catholic Church in Knowlton.
They were lifelong members of the church, where she taught religious
education, was an active member in St. Jude’s Circle until it disbanded and
then became an active member in St. James’ Circle, and was also a past
president of St. Francis Cabrini Society.
She worked outside the home for 30 years; the first 20 years
as a waitress at the Antler’s Supper Club on Lake DuBay and then at Herschner’s
in Stevens Point.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Don; one daughter,
Lynne (John) Ahles; one son, Mark (Ann) Guenther; two grandchildren; three
sisters-in-law, Lottie Guenther, Lillian Springer and Lottie Springer; and one
brother-in-law, George Guenther.
She was also preceded in death by one son, John; two sisters,
Elizabeth and Loretta; and four brothers, Harry, George, Ben and Ernie.