David J. Guggenberger, 89
Jan. 18, 1928 – March 6, 2017
David J. Guggenberger, 89, of Sartell died March 6 at his residence. His funeral was held March 9 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. The Rev. Timothy Baltes officiated and burial was at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Arrangements were entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.
David Joseph Guggenberger was born Jan. 18, 1928 in Richmond to George J. and Elizabeth (Hartig) Guggenberger. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Lucina Kammers on July 7, 1953 in Richmond. He was the owner/operator of D.J. Guggenberger Construction and played a big part in the building of Sartell. Guggenberger was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where he was instrumental in building the new church. He also was a member of St. Cloud VFW Post 428, Sartell American Legion Post 277, and a lifetime member of St. Cloud Loyal of Moose 1400. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards especially Euchre, deer hunting, piloting his private plane, working on his hobby farm and spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband and was a hardworking, self-taught man with a strong faith.
Survivors include the following: his wife, Lucina; children, Carol (Jim) Pflipsen, David Jr. (Ginnie) and Mark (Natalie) and Nancy (Bill) Trobec, all of Sartell, , Shirlee (Bill) Hoffman of Rice, Kathy Guggenberger (Dan Fosse) of Blaine, Dr. Bruce (Heather Horsley) of Washington, D.C., Brian (Julie) of Cold Spring and Sherry Stein (Randy Burton) of Foley; brother, Linus (Dorothy) of Cold Spring; 21 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Medard, Claude, Ray, George and Herbert; and sisters, Clara Steil, Josephine Guggenberger, Sister Marlene OSB, and Leonilla “Mutz” Feneis.
A special thank you to Country Manor Home Care Staff and St. Croix Hospice for all the wonderful care given to Dave.
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