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1935 John 2018

John L. Gutzwiller

November 27, 1935 — October 8, 2018

John L. Gutzwiller, 82, of Indianapolis, passed away at his home on Monday, October 8, 2018. Born in Indianapolis on November 27, 1935, John was the son of the late Paul and Carrie (Ringen) Gutzwiller. On July 28, 1956, he was united in marriage to Dorothy M. (Sprong) Gutzwiller and she survives.

John proudly served his country in the United States Navy, serving on the USS Firedrake. After serving in the military he began an apprenticeship with the Plumbers Local Union #73. John began a successful career in project management serving as Vice President for Kirkhoff Mechanical and Fryen Brothers. He retired in 2013 as a project manager for North Mechanical after a career that spanned for nearly 50 years. He was the proud recipient of the distinguished service award from the Mechanical Contractors Association of Indiana.

John was a faithful member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church and a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Downey Council #3660. He enjoyed singing with Knights of Columbus ambassador choral group. A loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather, John especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, and enjoyed spending time on the boat at Patoka Lake.

John is also preceded in death by his daughter, Vickie Lynn Gutzwiller; and his brother, Paul Gutzwiller, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Dorothy; two sons, John P. (Anna) Gutzwiller of Indianapolis, and Joseph Michael (Julie) Gutzwiller of Indianapolis; his sister, Vivian Reinhardt of Tallahassee, Florida; 13 grandchildren, Adam, Jeff, Brandon (Rachel), Jessica, Jake, Ben, Samantha, Joshua, Ryan (Christina), Jeremy (Arika), Marissa (Greg), Austin (Claire), and Aaron (Olivia); and 3 great grandchildren, Owen, A.J., and Jace with one on the way; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather to celebrate the life of John Gutzwiller from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018 in the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, Indianapolis. Prayers will begin at Noon on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the funeral home followed by 12:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visit www.OrileyFuneralHome.com where you may express online condolences to the Gutzwiller family.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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6107 S. East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

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