Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Wisconsin Rapids, followed by a luncheon in the church basement. Burial with military rites will be held at St. Martin Cemetery in the town of Buena Vista.
Visitation will be held at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until the service. There will be a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the Leonard and LaRayne Guth Family Scholarship at Incourage Community Foundation.
Mr. Guth was born June 17, 1923, on the family farm in the town of Buena Vista, a son of the late John and Agatha (Meronk) Guth. He attended the country schools at Keene, town of Buena Vista and Plainfield and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point.
He entered military service on Jan. 25, 1943, and was a first lieutenant with the U.S. Army Corps Weather Service. He served in the Pacific Theater and the occupation forces in Japan and was honorably discharged on Aug. 26, 1946.
He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
He was married to LaRayne (Lukasavitz) Teske on April 28, 1962. She died on Oct. 6, 1989.
He was registered as a professional engineer and land surveyor in the state of Wisconsin. He worked on highway design and construction projects in western and central Wisconsin and in Philadelphia, Pa. He retired in 1988 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, where he was in charge of district bridge maintenance.
After retiring he was elected to the Wood County Board of Supervisors, where he served 14 years.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church and sang in the choir. He was a member of the American Legion Post 9 and Knights of Columbus Council 1558 in Wisconsin Rapids.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Kay (Greg Landry) Guth, Portland, Ore., and Sara (Erik) Heggland, Boise, Idaho; two stepsons, Richard Teske, Steven Point, and Alan (Jill) Teske, Wisconsin Rapids; and one sister, Dolores Nelson, Portland, Ore.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.