Kenneth Guyette

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Guyette, Kenneth C.

Kenneth C. Guyette, Kaukauna, formerly of Appleton, age 90, died Saturday December 1, 2012 at St. Paul Villa. He was born in Bear Creek on September 27, 1922 to the late Ambrose and Agnes (Lorge) Guyette. Kenneth proudly served his country during World War II in the Air Force. He worked as a radar operator after completing the course at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ken married Helen Nieuwenhuis on October 3, 1945 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Hortonville. He worked as a welder, at Northland Engineering until 1946, Valley Iron Works until 1952 and at Fox River Tool until his retirement in 1984. Ken loved fishing, hunting and socializing with his friends and family. Praying the rosary was an important part of his life. He cherished each moment spent with Helen, the love of his life.

Ken is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen; children: Mike (Pat), Greenville; Steve (Karen), St. Paul, MN; Dan (Bonnie), Appleton; Charlie (Cindy), Menasha; Pat (Jim) Dercks, Appleton; Ron (Teresa), Altus, OK; and Rick, Shiocton; daughter-in-law: Marge Guyette, Denmark; 18 grandchildren: Melissa Farley, Sherry (Tim) Gorski, Dawn Garncarz, Becky (Josh) Bartlein, Ben, Beth and Jimmy Dercks, Lindsey (Jake) Hickman, Robert, Matt (Kari), Darrin, Kenny, Grant, Kevin, Russell (Rachel), Katie and Sarah Guyette; 14 great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law: Edith Fuss and Agnes Nysse. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his son Jim; granddaughter Jenny; father and mother-in-law: John and Mary Nieuwenhuis; sister: Leone (Joseph) Cappaert; and brothers-in-law: Francis and Eugene (Joyce) Nieuwenhuis, Melvin Fuss and Willard Nysse.

Visitation will be held Wednesday December 5, 2012 at ST. BERNADETTE PARISH (2331 E. Lourdes Dr. Appleton) beginning at 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:30 a.m. The Rev. Donald Zuleger will officiate. Military rites conducted by the William Verhagen American Legion Post 60 will immediately follow. Committal Highland Memorial. To sign the guest book, please visit

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Paul Villa for their loving care of Kenneth.



Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2012
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