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Robert F. Gutjahr

Robert F. Gutjahr

Robert F. Gutjahr, also known as “Bob”, “Goody” and “Bob-Bob”, age 77, of New Athens, IL passed away on December 23, 2021, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. He was born August 9, 1944, in Lively Grove, IL to Albert and Amanda (Fenner) Gutjahr, He graduated from St. Anthony Catholic Grade School in Lively Grove on June 1, 1958 and went on to attend Okawville High School graduating on May 24, 1962. He served in the United States Army from 1965-1967 being stationed primarily in Alaska.

While celebrating his birthday in 1969 he met Charlotte Haudrich at the old Log Cabin Tavern in Red Bud, IL and they were married at Immaculate Conception Church in Madonnaville, IL on August 29, 1970.

 He was an Honorary Life Member of Knights of Columbus Council 3789 and participated in many of the yearly bowling tournaments with his fellow Knights. He belonged to both pool and horseshoe leagues over the years and excelled at both. He also enjoyed playing golf, Euchre, our special marbles board game and Play Nine with family and friends and we will never forget his signature elbow move when he had the winning card in a hard-won marbles game! He was an avid reader of western fiction and could often be found in the evenings sitting in his recliner watching Gunsmoke reruns.

Over the years he was employed at Eckert Motor Company in Lenzburg, Max Brown Equipment Company in Marissa, Zacheis Farm Equipment in Steeleville and lastly Hubbell-Wiegman Company in Freeburg, IL from which he retired in 2011. 

 He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Iola Gutjahr at birth, Viola Spellman and Judith Robb, two sisters-in-law Catherine Gutjahr and Joan Gutjahr and three brothers in law, Charles Kane, James Jetton and Robert Haudrich. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, daughter Becky (Bill) Ryan of O’Fallon, Missouri, son Aaron (Sarah) Gutjahr of Brentwood, Missouri and very special grandson, Connor, of O’Fallon, Missouri. He is also survived by three brothers: Charles Gutjahr of Oakdale, IL, Albert (Sharon) Gutjahr of Nashville, IL and Thomas Gutjahr of Coulterville, IL along with two sisters, Cathy Kane of Marissa, IL and Barbara Jetton of Coulterville, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Memorials may be made to St. Agatha Parish in the form of masses or to the American Lung Association.

Visitation will be held at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, December 29 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, December 30 from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.

Funeral services will be held St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL on Thursday, December 30 at 10 a.m. with Father Von Deeke officiating.  Interment will be at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. My deepest sympathy to your family. May God bless you with peace during this difficult time.

  2. Jeff and Becky Bievenue says:

    Dear sweet Gutjahr family, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. Uncle Bob will be missed. We love you all and will be praying for God’s comfort and peace for you all.

  3. Vic main says:

    Charlotte prayers to you and your families. Peace be with you all

  4. Our condolences for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.

  5. Donna Reuss says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

  6. Paul and Mary Kaiser says:

    Charlotte, we are so sorry for your loss. You, Becky and Aaron are in our prayers. Bob and you were always fun to be around.
    Know that you are loved and our Lord will carry you through this time.

    Paul & Mary Kaiser

  7. Butch and Rosann Amann says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love
    Butch and Rosann Amann

  8. Debbie and Colten Castillo says:

    Charlotte we are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in Our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Christy and Mike Haudrich says:

    We are so sorry for your Loss ! Uncle Bob was a great guy !
    Love Mike Christy Jacob and Bailey

  10. Tracy Viciedo-Hernandez says:

    Very sorry for your loss.
    -Zaring Family

  11. Mark Stehl says:

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gutjahr family and their friends during this difficult time. 🙏🏻

  12. Terry and Jill Koester says:

    We’re very sorry for your loss!

  13. Donna Brown says:

    So very sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Mary Wathen says:

    Condolences to the Gutjahr family on the loss of Bob. May you rest in heavenly peace.

  15. Mary Wathen says:

    Condolences to the Gut jar family on the loss of Bob. May you rest in heavenly peace.

  16. Lauren OBrien says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.

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  1. Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time.

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  2. Condolences to the Gut jar family on the loss of Bob. May you rest in heavenly peace.

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  3. Condolences to the Gutjahr family on the loss of Bob. May you rest in heavenly peace.

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  4. So very sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  5. We’re very sorry for your loss!

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  6. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gutjahr family and their friends during this difficult time. 🙏🏻

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  7. Very sorry for your loss.
    -Zaring Family

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  8. We are so sorry for your Loss ! Uncle Bob was a great guy !
    Love Mike Christy Jacob and Bailey

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  9. Charlotte we are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in Our thoughts and prayers.

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  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love
    Butch and Rosann Amann

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  11. Charlotte, we are so sorry for your loss. You, Becky and Aaron are in our prayers. Bob and you were always fun to be around.
    Know that you are loved and our Lord will carry you through this time.

    Paul & Mary Kaiser

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  12. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

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  13. Our condolences for your loss. Keeping you in our prayers.

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  14. Charlotte prayers to you and your families. Peace be with you all

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  15. Dear sweet Gutjahr family, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. Uncle Bob will be missed. We love you all and will be praying for God’s comfort and peace for you all.

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  16. My deepest sympathy to your family. May God bless you with peace during this difficult time.

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