Hedwig Guenther

Hedwig Guenther, 92 of rural Reeseville WI, passed away peacefully at home with her family on Monday, December 14th, 2020.


Hedy was born on October 16, 1928 in Cummings County, Nebraska. She was the daughter of Frank and Catherine (Vering) Boecker. At a young age her family moved to a farm near Crofton, Nebraska. She married her husband Lawrence Guenther at St. Rose Catholic Church in Crofton, Nebraska on September 21, 1948. Together they farmed in Crofton until 1955, then after that in the rural Reeseville area.


Mom devoted her life to her family, her faith and her love for the rosary.


Hedy is survived by her children, Kathy Lenz, Reeseville, Ken (Bonnie) Guenther, Reeseville, Karen (David) Stratman, Watertown, Diane (Kenneth) Wylesky, Doylestown, LuAnn (Robert) Rake, Columbus, Mike (Glenda) Guenther, Beaver Dam, James (Linda) Guenther, Beaver Dam, Lavern Guenther, Reeseville, Marcia (Dennis) Neuberger, Beaver Dam, Cheryl (Steve) Richard, Neenah, Jean Schumacher, Beaver Dam, and Mary (Jeff) Weinheimer, Juneau; her sister-in-laws, Willhelmina Boecker, Bloomfield NE, Marlene Boecker, Crofton NE, Karen Guenther, Yankton SD; her brother-in-law, Marvin Bruns, Beaver Dam, WI, and Ken (Carol) Prebay of Bridgeport MI; and further survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence in 1977; her daughter Rose in 2005; her grandchildren, Daniel, Nicole, Joel and Frank Lenz in 1975, Michelle Miller in 2020; her son-in-laws, Larry Lenz, Myron Nehring and Ronald Schumacher; her parents and her siblings.


Due to COVID, a private funeral is being planned for Saturday, December, 19th at St. Columbkille church, Township of Elba. The Rev. Mike Erwin will preside with the Rev. Richard Wendell and the Rev. Eric Cassiano. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. The family is requesting plants as a lasting memory to her. The family will live stream the service at:



Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.