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Frances H. Guth Passes Away

Frances H. Guth of Bancroft died early Tuesday morning, June 9, 2015 at Whispering Pines Assisted Living Center in Plover while under the care of Ministry Hospice.

Age 90, Frances was born March 28, 1925 in Junction City. She was the daughter of the late John and Regina (Przybylski) Polley. Her marriage to John R. Guth took place on February 9, 1946 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Plainfield. After their marriage the couple settled in the Town of Buena Vista. Her husband John preceded her in death on March 21, 2005.

Frances was a loving, active woman who worked hard to support and care for her family. She worked in a variety of positions: as a riveter for Douglas Aircraft, as a waitress at Two Lakes Supper Club in Almond, and as head banquet waitress at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point. She also ran the stand selling apples at Guth’s Hillside Orchard, all the while making sure her family was fed and her house was clean. She was one of those people who could turn a meal for two into enough food to feed 10 at the drop of a hat, and that skill came in handy because family and friends loved to visit. They especially loved her homemade chicken noodle soup and her famous apple pie. She was the queen of rockabye, a cardsharp at pinochle, and the sweetest, happiest person anyone could hope to meet.

Frances was a lifetime member of the Almond American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her daughter; Catherine A. Guth and one son Thomas J. (Margaret) Guth both of Bancroft.

Her five grandchildren; Joanne Coyle, Jennifer (Bryant) Stempski, Janelle (Christopher) Bentley, John (Amanda) Ruzicka and David Brierley.

Nine great grandchildren; Ethan, Carter, McKenna, Megan, Richard, Sophia, Jacob, Hayden and Clayton and one brother Eugene (Alice) Polley of Bancroft.

She was preceded in death by her husband John, and her siblings Diane, Dorothy, George and Mabel.

Frances’ family would like to offer a special thank you to Helen Hutkowski for her care and loving patience these last few years.

Funeral Mass will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 12, 2015 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Plainfield. Rev. Paul Lippert officiating. Burial will be in the St. Martin Parish Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 9:00 A.M Friday morning at St. Paul Church in Plainfield until the time for mass. The Pisarski Community Funeral Home of Plover is honored to be serving the family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.

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