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Herbert Guenther, 88

Herbert J. Guenther, Alexandria, died March 11, 2014. Herb lived on this earth for 88 years, 3 months and 24 days.

Herbert was born on a farm in Leaf Valley Township in Douglas County on November 15, 1925 to Alfred and Mary (Peffer) Guenther. Herbert and his twin brother, Clifford, were the youngest of the family of eight children.

He was baptized and confirmed at the Catholic Church of Seven Dolors in Millerville. He attended Pleasant Grove School District #28 for eight years and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1944.

Herb purchased his dads farm in 1964 and did general farming. He became a Leaf Valley fireman in 1959 and was a fireman for 21 years. He was also a supervisor for Leaf Valley Township for 12 years, and a long time usher at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville.

After retiring from farming in 1979, he worked as a carpenter and bartender, and did community work. Herb loved the out-of-doors and took pride in his yard and garden.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Mary; brothers, William and Clifford; and sisters, Viola, Irene, Frances and Olivia.

He is survived by his brother, Clarence "Bud" Guenther; sister-in-law, Joy Guenther; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mike and Judy Hanson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Sunday, March 16 at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Millerville.

Visitation is Saturday, March 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the church.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria;