October 11, 1924 – Thursday, October 4, 2012
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted, MN
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Monday, October 8, 2012
Jeanette Mary Guennigsman, age 87, of rural Howard Lake passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at The Glencoe Regional Health Services.
She was born on October 11, 1924 in Pearl Lake, Minnesota the daughter of Matthew & Frances Wicker Kunkel.
Jeanette graduated from Kimball High School.
On May 4, 1950, Jeanette M. Kunkel and Leo A. Guennigsman were joined in holy matrimony at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Maple Lake. God blessed their marriage with eight children.
Jeanette was formerly employed at The Winsted Bank. She also helped on the family farm.
She was hard working, extremely compassionate, had a very strong faith and lived that by example. Jeanette was always positive, uplifting and non-judgemental. Family was important!
She enjoyed baking, making her own maple syrup, canning, gardening and always made a chicken dinner every Sunday. She enjoyed skiing, going on walks and shopping with her sisters. She also enjoyed dancing, going to shows, town baseball games and playing cards. She was quick to volunteer for the church or other community events.
She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Jeanette attended Mass and prayed the Rosary daily. Christmas Midnight Mass the family never missed, except for one time in a bad snow storm the family started out, Jeanette said turn around “God will understand”.
She was a member of The National Foresters (Ladies only) and The Catholic Order of Foresters.
Survived by her loving husband of sixty two years: Leo A. Guennigsman; children: Roger (Karen) Guennigsman of Winsted, David (Heidi) Guennigsman of Dassel, Matthew (Janet) Guennigsman of Sauk Rapids, Gary (Paula) Guennigsman of rural Howard Lake, Mark (Lori) Guennigsman of Belle Plaine, Allan (Patricia) Guennigsman of rural Howard Lake, Jane (David) Murschel of Brooklyn Park; nineteen grandchildren: Brian Guennigsman, Nicole (Justin) Martin, Megan Sawatzke (Josh Hughes), Blake Peterson (fiancé Luke Schaaf) Dan Guennigsman, Shaina Guennigsman, Tiffany (Trevor) Akervik, Trisha (Dan) Schuman, Tyra (Brad) Baumann, Gary (Becky) Guennigsman Jr., Luke (Angie) Guennigsman, Kenny (Monica) Guennigsman, Micheal Guennigsman, Kjersti Guennigsman, Kelsey Guennigsman, Karley Guennigsman, Aaron Guennigsman, Chad Guennigsman and Kyle Guennigsman; fourteen great grandchildren plus one on the way: Emma Martin, Sydney Martin, Sterling Peterson, Lydia Hughes, Aubri Akervik, Kora Akervik, Jalen Schuman, Deven Schuman, Beckett Baumann, Anyah Guennigsman, Cohen Guennigsman, Everett Guennigsman, Jovie Guennigsman and one on the way, Joshua Guennigsman; brothers: Richard (Ruth) Kunkel of Maple Lake , Arnold (Rita) Kunkel of Plymouth , Gerard (Michele) Kunkel of Robbinsdale and Allen (Phyllis) Kunkel of Plymouth; a sister: Arvilla Hopkins of Buffalo; a sister-in-law: Delores Kunkel ofSt Cloud; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents: Matthew and Frances, a daughter: Annette Guennigsman in 1961, a sister & a brother-in-law: Caroline & George Lesnar, a brother & a sister-in-law: Emery & Lucille Kunkel, a brother: Lambert Kunkel, a brother-in-law: Patrick Hopkins, a great granddaughter: Lillian Peterson and by her father-in-law & mother-in-law: Albert & Tillie Guennigsman.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jeanette Guennigsman will be held on Tuesday, October 9th at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Tony Stubeda will be the Celebrant.
Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Gift Bearers will be Leo Guennigsman, Jane Murschel and Matthew Guennigsman.
Readers will be Kjersti Guennigsman and Aaron Guennigsman.
Mass servers will be Wyatt Entinger, Nathan Anderson and Ben Rasset.
Alice Nowak will be the organist for the Mass.
A visitation will be held on Monday, October 8th at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted from 4-8 P.M. A combined C.C.W. and Catholic Order of Foresters Rosary will be recited at 4:00 P.M. and Parish Prayers will be held at 7:00 P.M.
Further visitation will be held on Tuesday morning, October 9th at the funeral home from 9:30-10:30 A.M.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be Jeanette’s granddaughters.
Casket Bearers will be grandsons: Kyle Guennigsman, Gary Guennigsman Jr., Luke Guennigsman, Aaron Guennigsman, Chad Guennigsman, Micheal Guennigsman, Kenny Guennigsman and Brian Guennigsman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Catholic Charities.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com