John Frank Guenther went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 4, 2012 at the age of 94. He owned and operated an auto body shop that he ran with his son on Central Road in Yarrow. He was a man of great patience and kindness. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and meeting people. He suffered from a stroke on September 25, 2000. Even in a wheelchair he was a great testimony and a constant prayer warrior, for which he will be missed.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Jessie (nee Koehn) of 65 years; his son John (Ellie) and their children Pauline Guenther (Frank Romasewski) and her sons Brandon and Justin; Christine Findlay (Daron) and their children Renee and Cole; Jason (Amanda) and their children Kailyn and Karsen. Daughter Janie Neumann (Derek) and their children Julia (Shayne Kovich), Taylor and Sarah. Daughter Tammie Penner (Cliff) and their children Randall (Casey Davies) and James. His wife’s six sisters and their husbands and her brother and his wife as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents David and Margaret Guenther and his adoptive parents Frank and Louise Guenther. His wife’s parents Abram and Jessie Koehn, and his sister-in-law Maggie Braun. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and all the staff at Heritage Village Home for their loving care given to John during his stay there.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home, 45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack.
The Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at the Yarrow Mennonite Brethren Church with Pastor John Walker officiating. Interment will be held at the Yarrow Cemetery prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers please give donations to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.