Ray A. Guhl

A memorial service for Ray Guhl will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, with the Rev. Greg Heidorn officiating.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.

Mr. Guhl, 78 of Rochester, passed away peacefully at his home from a lengthy illness on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Ray was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Plainview, to Raymond L. and Ruth A. (Hemshrot) Guhl. He graduated from Rochester High School in 1953. He married Judith Armit Erickson on Nov. 11, 1977, in Watertown, S.D. Mrs. Guhl survives. He was a production engineer supervisor at Crenlo Inc. for 43 years, retiring in 2000.

Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from November 1954 to August 1957.

He is survived by his wife, Judie; six children, Linda (Earl) Clark, of Rochester, Laurie (Rodney) Whitmore, of Eyota, Rickey Guhl, of Rochester, Scott (Jodie) Guhl, of Rochester, Lisa (John) Flood, of Preston and Brian (Mary) Guhl, of Naples, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Angela Erickson, of Northfield and one step-son, Will Erickson, of Zumbro Falls; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Saley, Chad Clark, Jefferson Whitmore, Kevin Whitmore, Scott Whitmore, Brad Guhl, Josh Guhl, Jade Guhl, Tanner Guhl, Dylan Sandborn, Austin Guhl and Colton Guhl; and five great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Ray enjoyed camping, scootering, reading, model railroading, woodworking and playing with his kitties.

Memorials are suggested to Paws and Claws or Camp Companion.

Online condolences are welcome at mackenfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Post-Bulletin on Apr. 5, 2014