|Pilot Tribune 3 April 1967|
Walter Gutschow Died Friday, Services Monday
Funeral services will be held today (Monday) for Walter F. Gutschow, 70 years of age, 1421 South Street, who died Friday evening at Memorial Community Hospital.
The services will be held at 10 a.m. at the Blair Episcopal Church, Father Shattuck officiating with interment in Blair Cemetery.
Mr. Gutschow is survived by his wife, Verna; sons Jimmy Gutschow of Blair and Walter Gutschow, Jr. of New York; a daughter, Marylis Gutschow of Houston, Texas, and six grandchildren.
Walter Fredrick Gutschow was born October 19, 1896, in Blair. He attended the Blair City Schools. He received his degree in business administration at Dana College and following his graduation from Dana served as deputy County Treasurer.
He served in the Navy during World War I. While in the Navy, he made fourteen trips across the Atlantic in convoys. He was in the convoy when the ship, President Lincoln was sunk.
Shortly after receiving his discharge from the Navy he entered the farming business and farmed north of Blair for 33 years, until he retired.
Mr. Gutschow served as a member of the Blair Board of Education for 15 years, from 1930 thru 1945.
Pallbearers will be Bernie Lundt, Simon Korshoj, Stan Bednar, Louie Murdoch, Clark O’Hanlon and Robert Hunt.
~~~Obituary courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~