Adolph John Guenther

February 28, 1917 – June 24, 2013


Adolph John “A.J.” Guenther, 96, went home to be with his Savior on June 24, 2013. He is survived by his three children: Mark Guenther of Burbank, Washington; Kitty Haney of Walla Walla, Washington; and Janet Guenther, Edmonds, Washington; six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He has three living sisters: Esther Hall, Clara Carrier and Dorothy Lang.

A.J. was born February 28, 1917, in Miles City, Montana, to John and Lydia Guenther. He married the love of his life, Norine Comfort, on August 19, 1945, in Grandview, Washington. They were together for 55 years.

He graduated from the Adventist Academy in Granger, Washington. After his term of service as an Army Medic during WWII, he returned to Washington. He and Norine had farms in Finley and Grandview before moving to Connell, where he farmed until his retirement. He also raised, showed and raced Quarter horses. He moved to College Place in 2000 to be near his family.

He and Norine loved to travel and spend time with children and grandchildren. Since the passing of his wife 13 years ago, his great-grandchildren have been the light of his life. A. J. loved the Lord and was a member of Eastgate Seventh-day Adventist Church.

The funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 28, 2013, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla, Washington. The graveside service and burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Aid Center through the funeral home.

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