Lieutenant Colonel Gerald Cramer Guettler (Retired), 81, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Villa Rica, Georgia. He was born to the late Herbert and Winifred Guettler, March 30, 1932, in Missoula, Montana. Gerald graduated from Missoula County High School in 1950 and received a BA in Chemistry from Montana State University in 1954. He married the late Agnes McGowan Guettler, his wife of 48 years. For the past eight years he enjoyed a devoted relationship with Dolores (Dee) Olson, of Villa Rica, Georgia. He was a highly decorated U.S. Army Ranger, Aviator and a veteran of two combat tours in Vietnam. Later, as a Certified Public Accountant, he opened his own accounting firm and taught accounting as a professor at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman. He is survived by three daughters, Darlene Brooke, of Peachtree City, Georgia, Joy Barnard, of Duluth, Georgia and Valerie Mallory, of Lawrenceville, Georgia; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 2 p.m. from Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church. Burial will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia at a later date. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel of Carrollton has charge of the arrangements.
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Published in The Anniston Star on July 13, 2013