Harold F. Guggemos, age 93 of Winsted died November 7, 2019 at St. Mary’s Care Center.
He was born December 25, 1925.
Harold graduated from Holy Trinity High School and attended classes at the Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis.
He was drafted into the United States Army during World War II, trained as a radio operator and served with honor in both Europe and the Pacific.
Harold then returned to Winsted and was a partner with his brother Art in the Guggemos Brothers Decorators.
Harold also donated his talents to many projects at Holy Trinity church, schools, rectory, and convent as a painter, carpenter and carpet and tile layer.
Harold also had a 24-year career as a Rural Mail Carrier for the United States Postal Service. After retiring, Harold pursued his passion for building O Gauge model trains, a pursuit in which he garnered the title of “Master Builder”.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruth, his brothers Kenneth and Don, daughter in-law Dawn Guggemos (Landin) and grandchild Mark Thomas Aune.
Harold is survived by his wife of 68+ years, Theresa “Tess” Guggemos (Antil) and his six children; Jeanne (Patrick) Murphy of Tullahoma, TN, Joel (Debbie) Guggemos of Winsted, Mark (Mary) Guggemos of Hutchinson, Mike Guggemos of Winsted, Joanne (Clyde) Aune of Bellevue, NE and Tom Guggemos of Winsted, and 14 grandchildren: Michael Murphy, James Murphy, Jonathan Murphy, Ian Murphy, Emily Albrecht, April Baird, Christopher Guggemos, Meghan Guggemos, James Rathbun, Julie Prokosch, Chrissie Guggemos Walczak, Kellie Guggemos, Chad Aune and Jason Aune; and 17 great-grandchildren; a brother Art Guggemos of Winsted, and four sisters-in-law, Donna Guggemos of Winsted, Helen Guggemos of Hutchinson, Doris Guggemos of Buffalo and Bea Gagnon of Howard Lake.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Harold Guggemos will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Michael Doyle will be the Celebrant.
Interment with military rites Holy Trinity Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. until time of Mass at the church.
Honorary Pallbearer: Art Guggemos-brother
Casket Bearers will be Christopher Guggemos-grandson,
Chad Aune-grandson, Jonathan Murphy-grandson,
James Rathbun-grandson, Meghan Guggemos-granddaughter and Kellie Guggemos-granddaughter.