In Memory of

Robert Guerttman

November 10, 1921 - December 23, 2017
From: Spencer, IA
Robert  Guerttman

Robert Guerttman

Born: November 10, 1921
Died: December 23, 2017
Age: 96

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      Robert Case Guerttman, the son of William and Luella (Case) Guerttman, was born on November 10, 1921, in Humboldt, Iowa.  Robert received his early education at Humboldt Schools.  The family moved to Spencer when Robert was 14.  He graduated from Spencer High School in 1939.  He enlisted in the Army in 1943, and received a medical discharge in 1944.  He then worked at Northrop, building Black Widow air planes during WW II. 

      Robert married Marjorie Evelyn Louter on February 21, 1947, at the First Christian Church Parsonage in Spencer, Iowa.  Following their marriage, they made their home in Spencer.  Robert worked in the body shop at Asher Motor Company and the United States Post Office.  He retired as a postal mail and delivery supervisor in September 1979, after serving 32 years.  Robert and Marjorie became winter snow birds in Weslaco, Texas, until 2002.

      Robert was an active member of the First Christian Church serving as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and later a Sunday School Superintendent.  He also served as an Elder and Board Chairman.  Robert was a member of the American Legion, AARP, and NARFE.

      Robert passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, at St. Luke Lutheran Home, Spencer, Iowa, at the age of 96.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie; two brothers, Royal and Ronald Guerttman; and one sister, Ruth Juza.

      Left to cherish his memory are his children:  Linda (Gary) Gaston of Minnetrista, MN, and Dan (Diane) Guerttman of Casper, WY; six grandchildren: Kristina (Ryan) Windy of Minnetrista, MN, Kimberly (Heath) Gaston McGough of Los Angeles, CA, Robert (Jennifer) Gaston of Hopkins, MN, Nathan (Kate) Guerttman of Charleston SC, Matthew (Dani) Guerttman of Casper, WY, and Kathryn Guerttman of Denver, CO; and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be 11:00A.M., Thursday, December 28,  at the First Christian Church in Spencer.

Military Services will be conducted by the American-Legion Glen Pedersen Post #1 and the V.F.W. Clay County Post #3159

There will be a lunch following the service and before burial.
Pastor John Syvertson
All of His Grandchildren
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Organist - Elina Ozolins

Congregational Hymns
"Just A Closer Walk With Thee"
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
1:00 P.M., Burial at Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 8:53 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. Great memories! ”
- Missy Lair
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 8:12 AM
“Linda & Family -- I was so sorry to hear about your dad / grandpa .... I remember what a nice man he was. May God be with you through this time and in this time of year. Praying for you. May God wrap His mighty arms around you in the form of friends and family. God bless you Gaston Family! -- Carl & Stephanie Napp ”
- Stephanie (Prince) Napp
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 7:36 PM
“Dan, I send my condolences on the passing of your father. I hope you may find comfort in the memories you share.”
- Gene Hall
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 7:36 PM
“Guerttman family, I am sorry for your loss. I have many pleasant memories of your whole family when we were neighbors. Praying for God's comfort for you at this time.”
- Lynn Hartman
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 3:32 PM
“Remembering your parents from First Christian Church where my Dad attended & my Mom directed the choir for several years back in the '50's.
Prayers to all,
Sue Solomon Kent”
- Sue Kent
Monday, December 25, 2017 at 3:27 PM
“To Bob's family,
Know we are thinking of you all at this sad time...
I will always have special thoughts of Bob and Marge...
Love and Prayers for all...
- Jackie Mann
Monday, December 25, 2017 at 6:42 AM
“You are in our thoughts and prayers”
- Becky Woolery
Monday, December 25, 2017 at 6:42 AM
“So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have many fond memories of him from growing up in the First Christian Church in Spencer. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Tom Traughber
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