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Leslie "Butch" John Gunther

October 26, 1925 September 4, 2020
Leslie "Butch" John Gunther
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Leslie John (Butch) Gunther, age 94, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN. Butch was born October 26, 1925 to parents John and Ida (Obermoller) Gunther in Nobles County near Brewster. He attended country schools and at about age 13 the family moved to the Gunther home farm in Ewington Township Jackson County, where he lived until recently moving to Round Lake.
Butch was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster where he was baptized and confirmed. Butch served as trustee of the church and was an usher until age 89. On June 23, 1962 he married Darline Bretzman. He was happiest when he was out in the fields working the land. He enjoyed fishing in earlier years, going to his grandkids sporting events, working countless word find puzzle books and seeing his great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Darline; daughters, Lisa (Glenn) Rogers and Deann (Mike) Baumgard all of rural Brewster; grandchildren, Tyler (Allison) Rogers of Rochester, Keith (Brittany) Rogers of Lakefield, Garet Rogers (Kylie Majerus) of Lakefield, Cole (Brooke) Baumgard of New Prague, Tanner Baumgard of Brewster and Sarah (Jacob) Broesder of Owatonna; seven great grandchildren, Aeirlyn, Everett, and soon to be new baby Rogers, Keagen, Huntley and Kinley Rogers, Kellan and Vivian Baumgard; his brother, Harlan (Vonnie) Gunther of Loveland, CO; brother in law, Art Loeschen of Lakefield, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Kenneth; five sisters, Dorothy Wilkin, Evelyn Wilkin, Lucille Rosendahl, Gladys Loeschen and Rose Bixby.
Visitation will be held on Monday, September 7, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster. Private family service will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Burial will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Brewster.
Pall bearers will be Tyler Rogers, Keith Rogers, Garet Rogers, Cole Baumgard, Tanner Baumgard, Jacob Broesder, Glenn Eilders and Tony Eilders. Honorary pall bearers will be Sarah Broesder, Brooke Baumgard, Allison Rogers, Brittany Rogers and Kylie Majerus.

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5:00 PM 9/7/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/7/2020 7:00:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

1025 4th Ave
Brewster, MN 56119

Trinity Lutheran Church
1025 4th Ave Brewster 56119 MN
United States
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