James E. Guntle age 77, 1372 East 400 North Portland passed away Thursday in Wayne Hospital in Greenville, Ohio. He was born in Jay County May 24, 1938 the son of Earl and Ethel Marie (Landers) Guntle. He was married June 27, 1959 to Judith A. Stoner who survives. He was retired in 1990 from General Motors of Marion after thirty one years. He was a member of UAW Local 977 and Lifetime member of Tri State Gas Engine and Tractor Association.
Surviving are his wife Judy, two sons Shannon Guntle of Portland and Jeff Guntle of Portland, Four brothers Bob Guntle of Portland, Donald Guntle of Portland, Jerry Guntle of Clinton and Charles Guntle of Berne, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2:00 P.M. In the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Strietelmeier presiding. Burial will follow in the Salamonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Memorials can be made to the State of the Heart Hospice.