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Charles Guetterman

Charles M. Guetterman, 91, of Belleville, IL, born March 20, 1925 in New Athens Township, IL, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at his residence.  

Mr. Guetterman worked as a coal miner and also was a self-employed at Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration.  Charles was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran, purple heart and bronze star recipient.

He was preceded in death by a son, Charles E. “Chuck” Guetterman; his parents, Fred and Catherine, nee Holtgrave, Guetterman; six sisters, Marceline Guetterman, Betty Voellinger, Anita Graham, Sister Marceline (Helen) Guetterman, Ruth Kelso, and Mary “Marie” Kern; and four brothers, Daniel, Herbert, Fred, and Paul Guetterman.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Ethel, nee Stitzel, Guetterman, whom he married on July 16, 1958;
four children, Karen Behrmann,
    Jane (Daniel) Kish,
    Beth Hill,
    and Robert (Gabriella) Guetterman;
eight grandchildren, Amanda (Stephen) Basham,
    Danielle Kish,
    Austin Guetterman,
    Eric Hill, Cory Hill,
    Kayli Hill,
    and Andrew and Bobby Behrmann.

Memorials may be made to the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight or to the American Cancer Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Mark Reyling officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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