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ROBERT R. GUGE

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ROBERT R. GUGE Obituary
Robert R. Guge, age 61, of Sleepy Hollow, passed away on Monday morning, November 11, 2013 surrounded by his family at the Alden Estates Healthcare Center in Barrington after a battle with a Brain Tumor. Bob was born in Elgin on August 19, 1952, the son of Roy and Vivian (nee Aldis) Guge. Bob was a life long resident of the Dundee area, a 1971 graduate of Dundee Community High School and a very active member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Elgin. On August 25, 1973, he married Jody Woods Bob was a very talented, renowned artesian and wood carver. Bob's accomplishments include being the five time world champion of the Ward Foundation for Bird Carving and being the recipient of the Living Legend Life Time Achievement for Bird Carving. Bob's work is displayed both in museums and private collections all over the world. Survivors include his beloved wife and best friend of 40 years: Jody. Their children: Seth (Kim), Joshua (Laura), Caleb (Erin), Jordan (Rich) Thiele, Asher (partner Ashley Meyer), Hannah and Joy. Bob is also survived by his grandchildren: Griffin, Jacob, Gavin, Kage, Skylar, Mya, Kaley, Carter, and Jackson. Bob was also looking forward to the birth of two additional grandchildren in March of 2014. Other survivors include his mother: Vivian Guge, his brother: Scott Guge, his sister: Lori (Chris Michelek) Guge, his in-laws: Elwood "Woody" and Shirley Woods, his sister-in-law: Kelly (Paul) Israel, his brother-in-law: Blake (Peggy) Woods as well as many nieces, nephews and countless good and faithful friends. Bob was preceded in death by his father: Roy, and son: Gabriel Woods Guge, his grandchildren the Thiele babies, and nephew: Taylor Youngen. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2700 W. Highland Avenue in Elgin. Burial will follow in the Washington Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Elgin. Visitation will be held on Friday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2700 W. Highland Avenue in Elgin from 5-9 PM and again on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Please omit flowers, memorials may be made to the Bob Guge Benefit Fund. The Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee is assisting the family with all arrangements. To leave an on-line condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com. For info, please call 847-426-3436.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2013
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