Dorothy N. Guse, 95, Juneau, passed away Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Dorothy was born Oct. 6, 1921, to Louis and Hattie (nee Stassburg) Nehls in Juneau. Dorothy was baptized and a lifetime member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Juneau. She attended Juneau High School and graduated in 1939. Dorothy grew up on the family farm and worked alongside her mother in the home helping prepare meals for the hired men. She married Roger Guse and moved to Beaver Dam for a short period of time where she worked at a shoe factory. When Roger was killed during World War II, she moved back to the family farm and went to work for her father in the office. Dorothy was a secretary for the family farm until her retirement in 2007. She was blessed to have had many friends. She traveled to numerous countries. She loved learning about the history of countries and their people. She enjoyed spending her free time at her cottage in Wautoma on Cyrstal Lake.
Dorothy was a member of the Gold Star Wives, Juneau American Legion, Salvation Army, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, National Heart Association, and Diabetes Association. She had been an ongoing supporter of the troops, U.S. Olympic Committee, USO and Paralyzed Veterans. She also volunteered at Bethesda for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger; her parents, Louis and Hattie; her dear sister, Mildred; brothers, Willard, Karl and Louis; nephew, Bobby Nehls; and special friend, Walt Miller.
She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Lola Nehls and Dorothy Nehls Knaup; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Juneau. Funeral service will follow at noon at church. The Rev. Paul Schupmann will officiate. Interment Juneau City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Dorothy’s wish was for donations to be made to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org or Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, BLDG H49, Santa Margarita Road, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055).
Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home-Juneau is serving the family. Visit berndt-ledesma.com.