Mary Gutzler, 48, of Nashville, Ill., along with his wife Kimberly and daughter Piper, departed this life on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, at 6:15 p.m. due to an aviation accident near Eddyville, Ky.
Mr. Gutzler was born on Nov. 13, 1966, in Nashville, Ill., the son of Jerry and Betty, nee Haake, Gutzler. He was united in marriage to Kim Lane on July 10, 2004, in Nashville, Ill.
Marty was a 1984 graduate of Nashville Community High School and a 1988 graduate of Southern Illinois University on Carbondale, Ill. He owned and operated the Gutzler Furniture Store in Nashville and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Marty loved flying, boating and spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife and daughter, he was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Gutzler; grandparents, Budsie and Lavita Gutzler and Eldor Haake; and his sister, Jennifer Gutzler.
Left to mourn his passing are his three children, Sailor Gutzler of Nashville, Ill., Kasie Dlubala and husband Danny of Nashville, Ill., and Nicholas Brink and his wife Jentry of Key West, Fla.; his father, Jerry Gutzler and his wife Nora of Swansea, Ill.; grandmother, Laura Haake of Hoyleton, Ill.; sister, Jackie Anderson and husband Paul of Alameda, Calif.; stepsister, Kimberly Perry of New York, N.Y.; stepbrother, Matthew Perry of Swansea, Ill.; niece and nephew, Ella and Adam Hoepker; and aunts, uncles, other relatives and numerous friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sailor Gutzler fund at www.sailorgutzlerfund.com or will be accepted at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, Ill. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the Nashville District 49 Middle School gymnasium in Nashville, Ill.
Funeral: Private funeral services for family and close friends will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville, Ill., with Pastor Matthew Wietfeldt officiating. After the service cremation will be performed and interment of ashes will be at a later date.
CAMPAGNA FUNERAL HOME, Nashville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 5, 2015