1917-2012

Mary Gute, 95, of Carroll, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Hill Top Care Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa.

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with Father Timothy Johnson of Holy Spirit Catholic Parish officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Organist for the service will be Ellen Severin, and soloist will be John Wagner.

Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.  Casket bearers will be Brian Gute, Leo Schultes, Craig Wenck, Doug Gute, Dean Gute, and Kevin Gute.

Online condolences may be left for Mary’s family at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Born April 25, 1917, in Dedham, she was a daughter of John and Mary (Straubeinger) Weitl. Mary was raised in the Dedham-Carroll area. She was married to Frank Gute on Nov. 8, 1932, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Carroll by Father Schenkelberg. The couple lived on a farm west of Willey until 1952 when they moved to Carroll.  Mary worked at Ocoma Foods for several years and then St. Anthony Regional Hospital until her retirement in 1979.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. Mary enjoyed listening and dancing to polka, reading books, and making quilts.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Cecilia Kettner and her husband Robert of Spirit Lake and Jane Wenck and her husband John of Carroll; three sons, Duane Gute of Quartz City, Calif., Jerry Gute and his wife Corrine of Burnett, Texas, and Frank Gute and his wife Vi of Panora, Iowa; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank, in 1970; two sons, Delbert and Alan Gute; a grandson, Kevin Gute; a granddaughter Linda Zavala; a great-granddaughter, Lauren Schmidt; a sister, Emma Harms; and thee brothers, Joseph, John and Fred Weitl.