Anna Frances Gutekunst, 91, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 29, 2014. Anna was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania to Edwin and Florence Fetterman on February 15, 1923. She graduated from William Allen High School in 1940 and Bucknell University, with a BS Degree in Biology, in 1944. She married the love of her life, Richard Gutekunst, on December 27, 1946. A resident of Gainesville, Florida for 34 years, she was an active member of First Lutheran Church, The Retired Officers Club, The PEO and Shands Hospital Auxiliary, serving as President and Treasurer for the last two organizations.
Anna was predeceased by her parents and two infant sisters. She is survived by her beloved husband, Richard Gutekunst, of the home; daughter Mary Jane Ellickson (Richard) of Marshville, NC; son Rick Gutekunst (Anne), of Phoenix, AZ; daughter Jo Anne Loughery (Herb) of Scotland, CT; four granddaughters, Stephanie Carnohan (Pete) of Columbia, SC; Jennifer Wainright (Rick) of Salisbury, NC; Meghan Gutekunst of New York City, NY; Kate Walliser (John) of Phoenix, AZ; four great-granddaughters, Maris Olivia Wainright, Miller Katherine Carnohan, Sophie Allen Wainright, and Parker Ava Elisabeth Walliser.
Services for Anna will be Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Gainesville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bucknell University, 301 Market St., Suite 2, Lewisburg, PA 17837; First Lutheran Church, 1801 NW 5th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32603; The PEO Foundation, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312-2899; or Volunteer Services Department, Attn: Shands Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 100351, Gainesville, FL 32610.
My prayer goes out to the Gutekunst family, I would like to express my condolence at this time to your family. The Bible is a great source of encouragement at times like this, a comforting thought is at Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”
Our sincere condolences to you Dick and your family. We will miss seeing this very kind and gracious lady at the Lady Gator Gymnastics meets. We always enjoyed our meetings and conversations. Our prayers are with you all.
Ann & Bill Harrison