George Guth

East Peoria - George F. Guth, age 89, of East Peoria passed away at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at his son's residence in Metamora.

He was born July 3, 1924, in Columbus, Ohio, to Joseph L. and Loretta C. (Minert) Guth Sr. He married Dorris V. Cottle on July 25, 1945, in Peoria, and she died Jan. 25, 2007.

Surviving are two sons, Michael (Linda) Guth of Metamora and Gregory (Christy) Guth of Peoria Heights; one daughter, Susan Guth of Metamora; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Thomas (Joyce) Guth of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, and Paul Guth of Columbus, Ohio; and two sisters, Mary Jaquet and Susie McGovern, both of Columbus, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tony Guth, and two brothers.

George was a World War II Navy veteran and was a supervisor at Caterpillar for 31 years, retiring in 1977.

He was a member of VFW Local 2078 in East Peoria and enjoyed woodworking, fishing and was of the Catholic Faith.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Nov. 15, 2013