Mr. Carl Lorenza Guntrum (1916 - 2014)

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Carl Lorenza Guntrum, 98, of Rimersburg, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at his son's home in Hedgesville, W.Va., surrounded by his family.
Born January 12, 1916, in Lawsonham, Clarion County, he was the son of Arnold L. and Iva (Rankin) Guntrum.
Mr. Guntrum honorably served our country at Pearl Harbor during World War II as a 1st Sergeant in the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry, 8th Field Artillery Battalion and was awarded the Bronze Star for his radio communication efforts on the Guadalcanal Solomon Islands.
After he was discharged in July 1944, Mr. Guntrum returned home to his beautiful fiancée, Marie, whom he married two months later.
He married E. Marie Eckman on September 20, 1945. They were married for 52 years. She preceded him in death in 1997.
Mr. Guntrum continued to call the Rimersburg area home, and was self-employed in the plumbing and heating field.
In his younger years, Mr. Guntrum loved spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing.
He also was active in the Wildcat Wesleyan Methodist Church, Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion Post No. 454 of Rimersburg.
However, his greatest talent was woodworking; he was known for his beautiful handcrafted tables.
Mr. Guntrum's loving, caring spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include two sons, Arnold Guntrum and his wife, Pamela, of Lisbon, Ohio, and Eric Guntrum and his wife, Glenna, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three sons, Lee, Stanley and Alan Guntrum; two daughters, Murial and Carla Guntrum; three brothers, Ray, Elcana and Neil Guntrum; and two sisters, Minnie Shaffer and Doreen Henderson.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Rimersburg and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, June 27, at the Wildcat Wesleyan Methodist Church in Rimersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, at the church with the Rev. Mark Deeter officiating and the Rev. Bill Davis assisting.
Interment will follow at Rimersburg Cemetery with full military honors presented by American Legion Post No. 454 and VFW Post 7132.
To send an online condolence to the family or view a video tribute, visit www.bauerhillisfuneral.com.
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Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home & Crematory Services Inc
758 Main St
Rimersburg, PA 16248
(814) 473-3080
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Published in The Leader Vindicator from June 24 to July 3, 2014
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