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George Guggemos, 59, of Danville, left us suddenly on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at 5:31 a.m. at Presence USMC in Danville. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at Pape Family Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville, with a rosary immediately prior at 1:30 p.m. The family requests that attendees wear their favorite Cub's apparel to celebrate George's team. A Celebration of Catholic Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 444 E. Main Street in Danville with Father Hoffman officiating. Following his mass, there will be a private burial at a later date.
George was born Sept. 17, 1958, in Danville, to Robert and LaCorda (McMaster) Guggemos. He attended Schlarman High School, graduating in 1976. After school, George worked as a crane operator for O'Neil Brothers Construction and International Union of Operating Engineers Local 841 for many years. He was a very proud Union Worker and loved his job. George was also a member of Holy Family Church and Knights of Columbus in which he was a Fourth Degree. In his free time he could often be found outdoors, as he loved nature, and also to BBQ and cook. George was a very active Christian volunteer and member of The First Friday group.
George was a family man, who was a wonderful husband and father. On Sept. 24, 1999, he married his soul mate and best friend Kimberly Lipa, and they have shared 18 wonderful years together. He also leaves behind his two boys, Joseph Guggemos and Blake Lipa, who he adored. Other survivors include his brother, John (Donna) Guggemos; three sisters, Nancy Fiely, Susan Parham and Patricia (Henry) Povelones; sisters-in-law, Jo Anna Blough, Diana (Larry) Lindahl, Lori (Wyatt) White and Mary (Rick) Seyfert; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Lipa Jr, Mark (Linda) Lipa, Martin (Mary) Lipa, Michael Hinote, Carl (Elle) Lipa; and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; sister-in-law, Theresa Hinote; and brother-in-law, Charles Fiely.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.papefuneral.com, or on the Pape Family Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in George's name to The Knights of Columbus or Schlarman Schools.
Published on January 25, 2018
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