January 18, 1928 - March 6, 2017

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell for David J. Guggenberger, age 89, who passed away Monday at his residence. Rev. Timothy Baltes will officiate and burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and one hour prior to the service Thursday also at the church. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

David Joseph Guggenberger was born Jan. 18, 1928 in Richmond to George J. & Elizabeth (Hartig) Guggenberger. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Dave married Lucina Kammers on July 7, 1953 in Richmond. He was the owner/operator of D.J. Guggenberger Construction and played a big part in the building of Sartell. Dave was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where he was instrumental in building the new church. He also was a member of St. Cloud VFW Post #428, Sartell American Legion Post #277, and a lifetime member of St. Cloud Loyal of Moose #1400. Dave enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards especially Euchre, deer hunting, piloting his private plane, working on his hobby farm, and spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband and was a hardworking, self-taught man with a strong faith.

Survivors include his wife, Lucina of Sartell; children, Shirlee (Bill) Hoffman of Rice, Carol (Jim) Pflipsen of Sartell, David Jr. (Ginnie) of Sartell, Kathy Guggenberger (Dan Fosse) of Blaine, Mark (Natalie) of Sartell, Nancy (Bill) Trobec of Sartell, Dr. Bruce (Heather Horsley) of Washington, DC, Brian (Julie) of Cold Spring and Sherry Stein (Randy Burton) of Foley; brother, Linus (Dorothy) of Cold Spring; 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Medard, Claude, Ray, George and Herbert; and sisters, Clara Steil, Josephine Guggenberger, Sister Marlene OSB, and Leonilla “Mutz” Feneis.

A special thank you to Country Manor Home Care Staff and St. Croix Hospice for all the wonderful care given to Dave.