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Guenter Wohlfarth

November 10, 1935 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Guenter Wohlfarth Obituary

Guenter William Wohlfarth died peacefully at Symphony Maple Crest on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in Belvidere, Illinois at the age of 88.

Guenter was born on November 10, 1935, in Butzbach, Germany to Karl and Herta (Welzin)Wohlfarth. Guenter came to the United States when he was 14 years old and was a graduate of Lane Tech High School and Northern Illinois University. He also served in the U.S. Army, Old Guard (D - Dog Company) and walked in President Eisenhower’s second inaugural parade in 1957. 

Guenter was a teacher for 31 years at North Boone High School where he taught German, History, Government and Chess. He was a member of the Harvard Trinity Lutheran Church, Capron Lions Club, Belvidere Sister Cities and the Harvard Moose Lodge. He also taught confirmation at Capron Lutheran Church for many years.

He was a proud resident of Capron, Illinois. He married Linda (Saue) on March 4, 2006 at the Capron Lutheran Church.

Guenter was very outgoing and loved exploring and going on adventures. He played soccer, chess and loved to sit in our prairie with a beer and cigar. His family and students were his two biggest passions following his love of God.

Guenter is survived by his wife Linda (Saue) Wohlfarth, son Eric Saue, daughters Susi (Mike) Nelson, Laura (Todd) Graham, Maria (Nick) Malm, grandchildren; Jack Hurley, Joey Hurley, Molly Hurley and Issac Malm and three great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death are his parents Karl and Herta (Welzin) Wohlfarth, sister Traudie Wohlfarth and his first wife Joyce (Noriko) Wohlfarth.

He is loved and will be missed by many. “As for me and my house we serve the Lord”.

There will be a private family graveside service.

In lieu of memorial trees, please consider a memorial donation to Empower Boone, a cause dear to Guenter's heart. Please click on the link below to make a donation:

Empower Boone

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