David L. Guenthner

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PIQUA - David L. Guenthner, 84, of Piqua, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Upper Valley Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving family as he entered into the presence of the Lord.
David was born May 27, 1928, in Troy, the son of the late Charles L. and Cornelia (Fogle) Guenthner. He married Mary Rosalee Lippincott on July 24, 1959, in Piqua, and she survives him.
Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mark A. and Patsy J. (Maxwell) Guenthner, of Piqua; three stepgrandsons, Bradley, Bryon and Kyle; and one stepgreat-grandson, Bradley Jr.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Guenthner; and two sisters, Mildred Emerich and Norma Beeson Turner.

Mr. Guenthner lived near Piqua all his life and was a 1946 graduate of Piqua Central High School. He served four years in the U.S. Army as a master sergeant, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of Greene Street United Methodist Church, American Legion 184 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 4874, all of Piqua.
Mr. Guenthner was a lifelong horticulturalist who owned and operated Blue Acre Gardens Inc. for more than 63 years. He specialized in the production of Gypsophila (Baby's Breath), Delphinium and a wide variety of perennial plants and flowers for the wholesale greenhouse industry.
A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home, with Pastor Chad Wilson and the Rev. Kenneth Stewart co-officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad.
Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Nov. 1, 2012
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