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William G. Gugenhan, III

July 13, 1939 — November 25, 2020

William G. Gugenhan, III

William G. Gugenhan, III, age 81, of Randolph, passed away at Blue Valley Senior Living in Blue Rapids on November 25, 2020.

Bill was born July 13, 1939, at Randolph, to Edward W. and Lorna M. (Coltharp) Gugenhan. 

He attended Winkler Country School through the 6th grade, then at Randolph for 7th and 8th grade. His family moved to Marysville where he attended Marysville High School. He earned his GED while in the service.  He joined the KS Army National Guard and served on active duty for a year. 

He was a farmer and stockman. In addition to farming, he loved driving eighteen wheelers and was a truck driver for numerous years as well as roof inspector in the Georgia Pacific Mines.  Bill married Zoe Ann Scott on November 14, 1959, at her parent’s home in Blue Rapids.

Bill was a member of SMN&R Post 163 of the American Legion in Marysville, original member of the Black Hawks Motorcycle Club in Marysville and the Oregon Trail Good Sam’s Camping Club. Bill loved hunting and fishing, as well as camping and cooking Bar-B-Que with his family and friends. Bill always said “When it comes to BBQ, you have to have at least two beers, because you can’t stand on one leg!” 

Survivors include his wife Zoe Ann, three children: William Gugenhan, IV, Lori (Tom) Vogelsberg of Marysville and Lisa (Mike) Anderson of Waterville, a brother Loren (Marjorie) Gugenhan of Marysville, ten grandchildren, Jason (Kristie), William, V (Courtney), Rachael, Rich (Heather), Sarah, Bryant, Elizabeth, Brandon, Megan (Jeff) and James, and by fourteen great grandchildren.

Preceding Bill in death were his parents and a sister Darlene Gugenhan.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, December 4, 2020, at Terry-Christie Funeral Home in Waterville with Mr. Rod Christie officiating. Music is to include “One Day At A Time” sung by Don Ziengenhirt, and “Amazing Grace” sung by Derek Ziegenhirt, accompanied by Derek Ziegenhirt.  Honorary Bearers are his grandchildren; Jason Anderson, William Gugenhan, V, Rachael Vogelsberg, Rich Anderson, Sarah Vogelsberg, Bryant Anderson, Elizabeth Vogelsberg, Brandon Gugenhan, Megan Albrecht and James Vogelsberg. Inurnment with Military Honors by the Kansas Army National Guard and SMN&R Post 163 of the American Legion, will be at Fancy Creek Cemetery, north of Randolph.

Memorials are suggested to the RCFGA (Riley County Fish and Game Association) and may be sent in care of Terry-Christie Funeral Home at PO Box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.

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