Mildred M. Guell

Mildred M. Guell, 96, of Fond du Lac, went to be with her Lord on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home.

She was born on August 1, 1917, on the family farm, in the Town of Osceola, a daughter of John and Esther Dennert Hodorff.

On October 12, 1939, she married Harley L. Guell in Eden, Wisconsin, and together they farmed until 1980.  Mildred was employed at Eden Canning Company from 1965-1970.  Following retirement, Mildred and Harley managed the Weathervane Apartments until 1987.

Her lifelong faith provided her with joy, peace, and comfort.  Daily devotion, bible reading, and prayers were an important part of her life. According to her grandchildren, she was famous for her dill pickles and chocolate chip cookies.  Mildred was an excellent cook, however, on occasion, she would use the phrase, “ but the recipe said it was good”. 

She is survived by a daughter, Karen (Glen) Stewart of  Lomira; five sons:  Harley “Butch” (Li “Ching-Ching”) Guell of Fond du Lac, Charles “Chuck” (Colleen) Guell of Eden, Randy (Karen) Guell of Fond du Lac, Philip (Cindy) Guell of West Bend, and Joel (Lisa) Guell of Eden;                            28 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; a brother: John Hodorff of  Winston-Salem, NC; two sisters:  Bernice Miller of Fond du Lac, and Ruth Burmeister of Fond du Lac; a daughter-in-law, Deborah “Deb” Guell of Fond du Lac; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Hodorff of Van Dyne, and Joyce Grahl of Plymouth.                

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harley, on March 20, 1994; a son, Terry Guell; a grandson, Jerod Guell; a great-grandson, Braeden Guell;  four brothers:  Earl (Elaine) Hodorff, Merlin (Florence) Hodorff, Hubert Hodorff, and Harold (Jo) (Arlene) Hodorff; a sister, Lydia (Angelo) Germanotta; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Hodorff; two brothers-in-law:  Claude Miller and Bud Burmeister.

The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Lighthouse Christian Church, 401 South National Avenue, Fond du Lac, with Rev. Richard Balken and Rev. Tim Carlton                 officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

The visitation will be on Thursday at church from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials may be directed to the Fond du Lac Lutheran Home or Friends of  Sarnelli House.

Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family,