JON GUTZWILLER

j-gutzwiller-web-photo.jpgJon Gutzwiller age 20, of Mora died on August 21, 2008.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 27, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora. Visitation without reviewal will be Tuesday, August 26 from 5 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Jon James Gutzwiller was born to Kelly (Dewane) and Jim Gutzwiller on August 3, 1988 in Buffalo, Minnesota, weighing in at 6 lbs. 3 oz. He was welcomed into the family by his 3 year old sister, Kristi Lee Gutzwiller. 1992 took the family to Mora where, even though both parents have remarried, they have all remained in the Mora area and live close by to support both children.

Jon enjoyed many sports in his elementary days of school: tee-ball, wrestling and softball. In his junior high years he enjoyed baseball. During his junior and senior years of high school he was an avid member of FFA with his best friend, Nathan Johnson, which brought them a state titlement. He also enjoyed football with his Mora Mustang team members. His one other great passion was hunting duck, pheasant and deer with his father. Both he and his father have been members of Pheasants Forever’ and believed in habitat for nesting game birds. His next passion was making points and betting with his stepfather, Keith Thomas, during the Pro-football season. Jon was a Green Bay Packers fan and Keith an avid Vikings fan. He also enjoyed fishing and camping with his mother and stepfather. He made it his duty to hook mom’s pole for her, especially when the bait was leeches

Jon had in mind to become a conservation officer and had completed one year of studies at Rochester State. He was a member of and enjoyed being a part of the Army National Guard.

Jon was always willing to help all and show love to his family. God called to him unexpectedly on August 21, 2008.

He left behind his father and step-mother Jim and Patti Gutzwiller; sister Kristi Gutzwiller; mother and step-father Kelly and Keith Thomas; grandparents Judith Dewane of Oregon, John Dewane of Arizona, Phyllis Gutzwiller of Osseo, Robert and Marilyn Thomas of Braham, Pat Demuth of Slayton, MN; step-sisters Kati, Kayla and Krissy Thomas of Mora; aunt Linda Gutzwiller of Osseo; uncle Bill (Audra) Gutzwiller Elk River; plus many more family members, cousins and friends.

You will be sadly missed son, but your pain has ended. Find peace with the Lord. You will not be forgotten. Love, Mom and Dad

Funeral services held on Wednesday, August 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora. Fr. Eugene Plaisted officiated. Final disposition by cremation.

2 guestbook entries for JON GUTZWILLER

  1. Bryan Winterlin August 25, 2008 at 2:28 pm #

    I’m very sorry for your loss! May the Lord help you to understand his plan for Jon as well as guide you through this trying time.

  2. Lisa (Neuman) Newberger August 25, 2008 at 9:51 pm #

    Kristi, Kelly and Jim,
    I’m sorry to hear of Jon’s death. I was shocked to read the obituary in the Minneapolis Tribune and couldn’t believe your family has suffered this loss. I pray that your faith in our loving Father, Jesus Christ, helps you all through this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!
    Lisa (Neuman) Newberger (Kristi’s 1st grade teacher)

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