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Phyllis Guenther dies at age 71

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Phyllis A. Guenther, 71, of Valparaiso, Ind., passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012.

She was born July 31, 1941 in Portage, Ind., to Carl and Eva Nelson.

She married Melvin Guenther, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by their children Kurt (Nancy) Guenther of Chesterton, Ind., Karen (Jeff) Anselm of Valparaiso, Ind., her sister, Frances Nelson of Valparaiso, brother, Bill (Joyce) Nelson of Jackson Township and four grandchildren: Nick, Emily, Luke and Kyle.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Chris Guenther in 2010.

She graduated from Portage High School and received a B.S. in Metallurgy from Purdue University.

Following cremation a private family ceremony will be held.

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Posted 8/28/2012