William Lloyd "Bill" Geuther



Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project

(July 13, 1895 - April 20, 1968)


The Lusk Herald
April 25, 1968


Bill Geuther Dies in Colo

William Lloyd "Bill" Geuther, Jr., 72, of Woodrow, Colo. died April 20 at a Denver hospital, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held from the Peet Mortuary of Lusk Tuesday afternoon at 2:00. Burial was in the Lusk cemetery.

The Rev. Fred Bolinger of the First Baptist Church of Lusk officiated. Organ music was furnished by Mrs. J. P. Watson and she accompanied Mrs. A. F. DeCastro and Mrs. Dean Glandt as they sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "No Night There."

Casket bearers were Dean Long, Lester Hoffman, Ivan Maxwell, Julian Phipps, Art Orr and Herb Lasater.

Honorary bearers were Bernal Massey, Warren Leeling, George Dobson, Frank Park, Bill Kelley and Newt Kelley.

Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.

He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, July 13, 1895 to Minnie Ludwig Geuther and William Lloyd Geuther, Sr. He was one of three children, receiving his early schooling in Sioux City and was confirmed into the Lutheran Church of Sioux City.

He moved with his family to a farm near Delmont, S. Dak., where he and his father were engaged in farming for a short time before he joined the U.S. Navy, during World War I. After his discharge from the Navy, he went to work for the railroad. After several years of railroad service, he returned to the farm where he was again associated with his father.

August 25, 1928, he and Erena Jardt were married. They were the parents of one daughter, Genell.

In 1938 he and his family moved to Lance Creek, Wyo.; where he was employed by an oil field contractor for several months before going to work for Continental Oil Co. He was employed 20 years for them before his retirement in 1960. He had been transferred to Little Beaver Creek field and made his home in Woodrow, Colo. He was honored in Fort Morgan with a large retirement party.

He continued to live in Woodrow until he entered the hospital March 10 at Brush, Colo. Two day later he was taken to the Presbyterian Medical Center in Denver, Colo., where he submitted to major surgery, March 15. It was determined he had terminal malignancy.

His wife and one brother died previously.

Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Genell Younkin, Linch, Wyo. three grandchildren, Mrs. Diana Jenkins of Casper, Wyo. Billy and Bobby of the family home in Linch; one sister, Mrs. Leona Hagen of Huron, S. Dak., a nephew and family of Scottsbluff, several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Bill Guether Dies In Denver Saturday
The Lusk Herald (Lance Creek Section)
April 25, 1968


Word was received here of the death of Bill Guether on Saturday. He had been hospitalized in Denver for some time. Mr. Guether was formerly a resident of Lance Creek and while here was employed at the Continental Oil Company gas plant. He had since retired and was making his home in Brush, Colo. He was the father of Mrs. Roy Younkin of Linch, also a former resident.




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