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Vernon Guthmiller

Vernon L.  Guthmiller, age 75, of Lisbon, ND, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Veterans Hospital, Fargo, ND.

Vernon Lloyd was born on January 6, 1942, at Heaton, ND, the son of John and Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Schmidt) Guthmiller. He grew up in the Lake Williams, ND, area and attended school in Lake Williams and Robinson.

Vernon was united in marriage to Betty Rath on August 24, 1961. Vernon served two years in the Armed Forces at Fort Leonard Worth, MO before they moved to Pettibone and worked for the Patterson Land Company for 19-20 years. He then worked for Mitchell Farms for 10 years before they moved to Carrington in 2001. Then Vernon worked for Schultz Plumbing, Heating & AC until he retired in 2015.  After he retired Vernon moved to the Veterans home in Lisbon, ND. Betty died September 8, 2014.

Vernon is survived by his sons, Kevin (Merdyna) Carrington, Randy (Lori) Cathay, Jason (Melissa) Moorhead, MN; six grandchildren Tanner, Chloe, Jarrett, Alleigha, Lacey, Paige, and 2 step-granddaughters Christa (Mike) Davis, Tessa Stock. He is also survived by one brother Gary (Sharon) Beulah; brother-in-law Reinhold Gruebele, Pettibone; sisters-in-law Lois Guthmiller, Pettibone, Loretta (Pete) Hanson, Mandan, Marlys (Lyle) Leno, Tuttle, Gloria (Lyle) Guthmiller, Jamestown, and one brother-in-law Raymond Rath, MT; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Betty, his parents, two brothers and one sister, his father and mother-in-law, eight brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law.

Vernon was a man of many talents, his knowledge and wisdom will be missed by his family and friends…. Till we meet again.




Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND


Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 2:00PM


ND Veteran's Cemetery, Mandan, ND

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Name: Jan DeKrey

Date: 01/26/17

Message: Jason, Kevin, Randy and all of your families, I am so sorry for your loss!  Vernon was such a kind and knowledgeable man and so much fun to work with at Pettibone Public School.  He had a great sense of humor!  I know you all have many special memories of your dad, and from experience I know it's those that get you through the loss of someone so special in your life.  My heart goes out to you today as you celebrate Vernon's life and say your final goodbyes.  As we drive home from Rochester our thoughts will be with you all!  RIP Vernon!



Name: Duane DeKrey

Date: 1-25-17

Message: Vernon Guthmiller family,

We are so sorry for your loss. I am sorry that Jan and I won't be able to attend.  We have spent this week at Mayo in Rochester MN and anticipate traveling to Carrington the 26th


Name: Monty Libera

Date: 1-25-2017

Message: So sorry for your loss.  Rest In Peace Vernon!


Name: Tammie Brooks

Date: January 25, 2017

Message: Condolences to the Vernon and Betty Guthmiller family. Even though I will not be able to attend the funeral you are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Name: Demian Guthmiller

Date: 1/25/17

Message: I am so sorry to hear of uncle Vernon's passing.  I have many fond memories of spending time in Pettibone with uncle Vernon, my dad, John, Lizze and my many cousins.  I will not be able to attend the funeral, but please know I will be thinking of uncle Vernon and the rest of the family.

With deepest sympathies,

Demian Guthmiller


Name: Don & Marcia Fanta

Date: 01-25-2017

Message: Remember Vernon renting our pasture....sure he will be missed by all. 

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