Jerome "Sam" Guenther Obituary

Jerome "Sam" Guenther

March 27, 1939 - February 13, 2019
Born in Waverly, Iowa
Resided in Denver, Iowa


Jerome A “Sam” Guenther

Denver - Jerome Arthur Guenther, 79, died Wednesday, Feb 13 at UnityPoint Allen Hospital from illness’s caused by Agent Orange exposure.

He was born March 27, 1939, in Waverly, Iowa, the son of Gerald and Lorraine (Moeller) Guenther. He married Carolyn Black in 1963 they were later divorced. He married Sue Richards in 1979.

He graduated from Denver High in 1957, served in the US Navy from 1957 - 1963 mostly on the USS Galliant MSO 189 including stops in DaNang Vietnam. He worked at the Elks Club for 25 years, managed Willow Run Country Club in Denver, was co-owner with his wife of the Alibi Tap, and Bender Foods.

Survived by his wife, daughter Lisa Catron (Mike) of Tracy, CA; 4 brothers, Rev Thomas of Lincoln, Ne; Mark (Mary) of Denver, John of Waterloo, Joel (Claudia) of Littleton, CO. 2 grandsons Curtis Wolfram and Josh Catron both of Tracy, CA; 2 sister-in-laws Barbara Tavernier and Geraldine Guenther both of Denver; 3 nieces, 4 nephews and their families.

Preceded in death by his parents, a brother David, and a son Larry.

He was a member of Acker-Matthias American Legion Post 653 in Denver, NRA Life Member, and DVA.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019, at Saint Paul’s United Church of Christ in Denver with Rev. Craig Henderson officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be performed at the Fairview Cemetery in Denver by the Acker-Matthias American Legion Post #653. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and for an hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be directed to the family and on-line condolences may be left at

Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is in charge of arrangements. 319-984-5379




Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes, Inc. - Denver
110 S. State Street
Denver, IA US 50622-0525
Sunday, February 17, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saint Paul United Church of Christ
300 Washington St.
Denver, IA US 50622
Monday, February 18, 2019
11:00 AM



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