Mr. Guithues was a self-employed carpenter and painter and had been a proud member of the painters and carpenters unions. In addition, he had worked as a deputy sheriff for St. Clair County, IL. He had also worked at Fairmount Race Track and at Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville, IL.
Robert was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL, and was a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus O’Fallon Council 4239.
He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 62 years, Angela “Angie” F., nee Moore, Guithues, whom he married on September 20, 1947, and who died on September 7, 2009; his parents, Henry and Clara, nee Becker, Guithues; five brothers, Henry, Art, Charles, Gerald, and Donald Guithues; a sister, Georgette Thompson; two brothers-in-law, David C. Moore and Jack Thompson; two sisters-in-law, Mickey Guithues and Veronica Guithues; and a son-in-law, Mark Simmons.
Surviving are a son, Robert A. Jr. (Elaine) Guithues of O’Fallon, IL,
three daughters, Diana L. Simmons of O’Fallon, IL,
Maria K. Hardy of O’Fallon, IL,
and Cherie S. (Ken) Strube of Collinsville, IL;
nine grandchildren, Robert Hardy, Keith (Amber) Hardy, James Simmons,
Robert Guithues, Joseph Guithues, Eric (Stephanie) Young,
Jennifer (Jason) Harvey, Christopher (Lindsey) Strube, and Alicia Strube;
four great-grandchildren, Bailey Hardy-Williams, Sabrina Hardy,
Noah Young and Brooklyn Young;
four sisters-in-law, Bert Guithues, Florence Guithues,
Joyce Guithues, and Mary Moore;
and many nieces and nephews.
The Guithues family extends a special thank you to Bob Hardy and to Glenn and Kathy Loyet for all their help.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Clare Catholic School Endowment Fund or in the form of Masses for Robert Sr. and Angela Guithues. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2016, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL, with Msgr. William Hitpas officiating. Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
Condolences Left For Robert Guithues Sr.
So sorry to hear .He will be missed by all his family and friends
, Belleville, Ill, 62226
I have such fond memories of Bob and our family get-to-getters, and with Beautiful Angie. There is comfort in knowing they are together with Christ whom they loved. Love you in Christ, Aunt Bert
Roberta Guithues, Fairborn, Oh, 45324
I lived down the street from the Guithues family on Goelz Drive in East St. Louis in the 50’s and early 60’s. Many happy memories of those times. I am so sorry for your loss.
Katrina Boehmer Lanius, Belleville, Illinois, 62221