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Lyle Geuther

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 2:00 p.m. CDT

LAMOILLE — Lyle Lester Edward Geuther, 87, of LaMoille died Sunday, June 15, 2014, in his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Oct. 5, 1926, in a farmhouse south of Clarion to Clarence and Laura (Meisel) Geuther. He married Ruth Elaine Bauer on Aug. 18, 1948, in Zion Lutheran Church.

He was a lifelong member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Clarion, where he was baptized, confirmed and married. He served several terms on the church council.

He was on the Clarion Township Board for 30 years, six years as trustee and 24 years as road commissioner. He and Ruth farmed in Lee and Bureau counties until retiring in 2010.

He is survived by his wife; four children, Mark (Nora) Geuther, Amy (Ron) McFarlain and Brad (Debra) Geuther, all of LaMoille, and Melody Sheahan of Heber City, Utah; 10 grandchildren, Troy (Christy) Geuther of Brentwood, Tenn., Chad (Allison) Geuther of Amboy, Lance (Becky) Geuther of LaSalle, Jarod (Megan) Sheahan of Los Alamitos, Calif., Derek Sheahan of Heber City, Utah, Sarah Sheahan (Jason Rambo) of Fullerton, Calif., Tyler (Staci) Martin of Ortonville, Mich., Brianna Martin (Adam Blanton) of Ottawa, Jade Geuther of Milwaukee, Wis., and Nigel (Neftali) Lizarraga of San Diego, Calif.; and seven great-grandchildren, Elise, Weston, Lyle, Cadence and Amelia Geuther, Bryce Martin and Benjamin Sheahan.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford and Ralph; and one son-in-law, Phillip Sheahan.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Clarion with the Rev. Kevin Weeks officiating. Burial will be in the Clarion Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, in the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Mendota Lutheran Home, Zion Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.

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