Wilma H. (Gates) Guetzko (1932 - 2013)

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DELHI – Wilma H. Guetzko, 80, of Delhi, died Thursday, March 14, at Comfort House in McAllen, Texas. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 20, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Delaware by Rev. Donald Krause. Visitation will be 2:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, at the Clifton-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Earlville. Additional visitation, one hour before services Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the Pine View Cemetery, Delaware.
Wilma was born July 30, 1932 in Rowley, the daughter of Harry and Mary (Metcalf) Gates. She graduated from Rowley High School and then attended Iowa State Teachers College. Wilma taught Home Economics and Science at the Delhi Schools, and later was a farm wife and homemaker. On June 21, 1957, Wilma was united in marriage to Donald Guetzko in Delhi. Wilma is survived by her husband of 55 years, Don; five children, John (Peggy) Guetzko of West Branch, Wendy (Bill) Dekarske of Dyersville, Grant (Tana) Guetzko of Delhi, Beth (Rod) Birdsell of Sioux City, and Becky (Kit) Hart of Pearl, Miss.; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Lela Jones; nieces and nephews, Sharon Kolosik, Ralph (Carol) Jones, Bob (Dee) Jones, and Roger (Vicky) Jones; and in-laws; Evelyn Berends, Vida (Jerry) Engels, and Betty McGee.
Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Lloyd Gates; in-laws, Louis Guetzko, Lewis Berends, and Ben McGee.
A memorials made be made to the in Wilma's memory.
Please sign the online guestbook for Wilma at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 18 to Apr. 6, 2013
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