Erwin A. "Erv" Guse, 98, Mayville, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lomira.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Biersack presiding. A visitation will take place Thursday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will take place at St. Mary Cemetery in Mayville with military honors conducted by Mayville American Legion Post 69.

Erv was born the son of Paul and Cecelia (Keller) Guse on June 18, 1919, in Kekoskee. He was a member of the 1938 graduating class of Mayville High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Japan. He was united in marriage to Isabelle Feucht Aug. 28, 1943. He retired from Mayville Die and Tool after spending more than 40 years there as a machinist. Erv was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mayville and also was a member of Mayville American Legion Post 69. Erv had the chance of a lifetime and was able to take part in the Honor Flight honoring America’s veterans. In his spare time, Erv was a talented gardener and loved to share his bounty, especially his hot peppers. He enjoyed being out in nature while hunting and fishing. He cherished the time spent with his family and grandchildren. He will be fondly remembered for his nursery rhymes which will be happily carried on from generation to generation.

Erv is survived by his wife of 74 years, Isabelle Guse (Feucht) of Mayville; his children, Roger Guse of Oshkosh, James (Ellen) Guse of Mayville, Kathlene (Steve) Kurtzweil of Chaska, Minnesota, Christine (Russ) Hanson of Brookfield, Mary Ann (Dr. Neil) Wiseley of Mayville and Terese (Tom) Schneider of Chaska, Minnesota; his grandchildren, Paul (Sarah) Guse, Beth (Mark) Romero, Sarah Guse, Leah (Harvey) Meyer, Dr. Morgan Wiseley, Dr. Benjamin Wiseley, Rachel (Derek) Schultz, Laura Hanson, Kyle Hanson, Stephanie Kurtzweil, Jason Kurtzweil, Ryan Schneider, Luke Schneider, Erin Schneider and Will Schneider. He is further survived by his eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Irene, Gertrude, Ruth, Alice and Sylvia; and brothers, George and Clarence.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church or Mayville American Legion Post 69.

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