Immanuel Lutheran Church, 221 Brierton, Festus, MO 63028 or JMH Hospice Services, P O Box 350, Crystal City, MO 63019
Vernon H. Guth, 88, of Festus (formerly of Sierra Vista, AZ) passed away quietly at his home Thurs, Oct 23, 2008. He was born Feb 8, 1920, in Raddle, IL., to the late Otto and Paula (Fuehler) Guth.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline (Schaefer) Guth, the love of his life for 47 years; three children: Margaret Pfeiffer, of Jackson, MO, Laverne (Jerry) Krauss of Perryville, MO and Richard Guth of Nashville, TN; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren; sister, Wanda Eichkoff of Raleigh, NC; brother in law and sister in law: G.A. and Mary Sue Schaefer of Crystal City, MO; nieces and nephews.
For 27 years he was president and owner of Guth Bros Block and Brick Co of Cape Girardeau, MO until he sold the company in 1973 and retired. Then he and his wife, Jacqueline, fulfilled his dream of traveling full time all over the United States, Canada and Mexico in their Airstream trailer, finally settling in southern Arizona, for many years.
Vernon was an avid golfer at Pueblo del Sol Country Club in Sierra Vista, AZ and enjoyed life and his two pug dogs, Lucy and Max. A member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Festus as well as a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge.
Pastor Jarold Rux will officiate service.