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Vincent Guck

August 9, 1928 — April 11, 2016

Vincent Killian Guck, age 87, of Perham, formerly of New York Mills, MN died on Monday, April 11, 2016 peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

Vince was born to Edward and Anna (Wallace) Guck on August 9, 1928 in Perham, MN. He attended the Poser Country School District 211 in Homestead Township. On September 1, 1953 he was united in marriage to Bernadette Honer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dent, MN and together they welcomed six children. Three weeks after the wedding he reported for duty with the U.S. Army in Beckley, WV, where he served for two years and was a member of the standby reserves until 1961, at which time he was honorably discharged. Upon returning to MN in 1955 they bought a farm in New York Mills, where they farmed for 37 years. Throughout the years Vince also worked various odd jobs in the area, including several years at the Perham Stockyards. In 1992 he retired from farming and they moved to Perham where they made their home for his last years.

Vince was a longtime member of St John's Catholic Church in Bluffton, and an active member of the St. John's Men's Society. After moving to Perham, he became a member of St Henry's Catholic Church. He served on the East Ottertail Credit Union Board for many years. Vince enjoyed bowling, snowmobiling, playing cards and fishing over the years. He had a passion for fishing like no other, whether in the spear house or in the boat, and hosted many, many family fish fries. Visits and playing cards with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him much joy. Until the very end, he had his family laughing with his quick witty humor when you least expected it. Vince was a true example of love of family and faith in God.

He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 63 years, Bernadette, Perham; children, Jerome (Cecile) Guck, Perham, Ronald (Ronda) Guck, Ely, Rose Berndt, East Bethel, Roger (Joleen) Guck, Wadena, Susanne (Danny) McDaniel, Pflugerville, TX, and Kevin Guck, New York Mills; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, with his most recent great-granddaughter arriving the very day he passed. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Marianne Minten and Patty Skov; and son-in-law, Steve Berndt.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. with parish prayers at 7:00 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Friday, April 15 beginning at 2:00 p.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 3:00 p.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Perham. Burial will be held in the church cemetery.

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