THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lila M. Guse
Issue Date: July 1, 2020
Lila M. (Gartzke) Guse, 96, of Gillett, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020.
Born Feb. 15, 1924 in Grover, to the late Robert and Emma (Kopplin) Gartzke, she married Martin Guse on April 28, 1945 in the Town of Grover. They farmed in the Gillett area, spending 55 years together and served as foster parents for many years. She earned her LPN license and worked at Community Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls for 40 years.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening and loved flowers. A devout member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she was extremely loved and will be missed by her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean (Guse) Thomson and Jeanette Mittag; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren and siblings, Robert Gartzke Jr. and Jane (Parker) Gartzke.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Martin; a daughter, Mary Guse; a grandson, Brian Mittag; siblings, Raymond Gartzke, June (Gartzke) Neverman, Vila Gartzke, and Jean Gartzke.
Visitation was held Monday, June 29 at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring from 1 p.m. until time of the funeral service at 2:30 p.m., with Pastor Nick Buchholz officiating. Interment was in Maple Valley Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband. Online condolences can be made at www.gruetzmacherfuneralhome.com