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Earl D. Guiter

GALESBURG-Earl D. Guiter, 82, Galesburg, died at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, in Galesburg Terrace.

He was born May 3, 1926, in Berwick Township, Warren County, the son of Clarence David and Minnie Mae (Danner) Guiter. He married Eddie Mae Cassel May 3, 1949, in El Serrito, Calif. She preceded him in death May 19, 2008.

He is survived by one son, David E. (Shirley) Guiter, Colchester; two daughters, Karon L. (Brian) Dally, Idabel, Okla., and Vickie L. (Adrian) Dillin, Galesburg; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Edith Tinkham and Clara Tabb, both of Abingdon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Cecil Henry Guiter, and three sisters, Eleanor Courson, Evelyn Morrison, and Bessie Guiter.

Earl was a carman for the C.B. & Q. Railroad, later Burlington Northern Railroad for 30 years. He retired in 1984.

Earl loved studying the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, and working in his yard and garage. He liked helping people, especially his neighbors in the winter by snow blowing for them. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He served in the United States Army from July 27, 1944, to Aug. 15, 1946, during World War II.

Cremation was accorded.

Memorial services were held Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in the Galesburg Kingdom Hall, 201 N. Linwood Road, with Ted Dorward officiating.

A private family burial was held in Abingdon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family and will be directed to a charity at a later date.

Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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