Peggy Sue Guenther
Peggy Sue Guenther, 61, of Dunbar, NE peacefully left this life on Sunday April 10, 2022 after her short battle with cancer. She was born to the late Joyce Rutt and Delbert DeVoogd in La Mesa, CA on September 20, 1960.
After the retirement of her grandfather from the U.S. Navy; Peggy moved to Nebraska with her aunt where she graduated from Palmyra High School and went on to college and pursued a degree in accounting. Peggy started her life journey into real estate and accounting. During these years Peggy raised two children; Carrie and Jason.
Peggy later went on and married Alvin Guenther in 1993 where they lived on the Guenther Family Farm in Dunbar. Peggy gave birth to a daughter; Amelia in 1997. Peggy obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Peru State College and her post Master’s from Doane College in Secondary Education.
She followed several career paths, eventually finding her true calling as a Jr. High Special Education Teacher at Elmwood-Murdock High School in 2009. She planned to retire in May of 2022. During Peggy’s time at Elmwood-Murdock she coached Jr High Girls Basketball, Cross Country, and was the Jr High Student Council Sponsor. Peggy made a positive impact in the lives of many students, parents, and fellow teachers at Elmwood-Murdock.
She had a strong love for God, enjoyed her time reading and being with her family on the farm.
Peggy’s survivors include her husband, Al; daughter, Carrie Reicks (significant other Jim Kramer) of Council Bluffs, IA; son, Jason, and wife Deri Weyers of Surprise, AZ; daughter, Amelia, and husband Colton Porter of Lincoln, NE; stepson Mike Guenther of Ord, NE; stepson Jake, and wife Janie Guenther of Nebraska City, NE.
She is also survived by her grandchildren: Grady (wife Mindy) Guenther, Des Moines, IA; AJ Herrera, Omaha, NE; Holden Brown, Nebraska City, NE; Shawn Reicks, Lincoln, NE; Natalei Reicks, Council Bluffs, IA; Owen, Ethan, Breckin and Hannah Weyers, Surprise, AZ; and Kennedy Porter, Lincoln, NE. Peggy also leaves behind many other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday April 23, 2022 at 10:30 AM at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nebraska City, NE with lunch/visitation to follow. The church will be open from 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM for those who wish to visit but not attend the service.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Peggy Sue Guenther
There is no way I could have thanked Mrs. Guenther enough for how she helped my son Austin in school. I know she has touched many students lives at Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools and will be missed.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Peggy inspired many people and kids at Elmwood Murdock Schools. We will miss her smiling face.
Peggy will be missed by many. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Peggy at Elmwood Murdock. She worked her magic in her classroom! Her calming demeanor led her students to success! She did indeed find her calling in the education and the Elmwood Murdock school community. God bless you Peggy!
The neighborhood is sure gonna be different without you. You were excellent with students. I remember you helping all of us at District #11 and remember when Amelia born. Prayers to AL and all