Kenneth Arthur Guy, 92

Published 10:41 am Monday, September 9, 2013

Kenneth A. Guy, 92 of Austin, Minn., died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Sacred Heart Care Center.



Kenneth Arthur Guy was born on Aug. 30, 1921, in Austin, the son of Robert Laird and Katie (Rogers) Guy. He attended Shattuck School and Pillsbury Academy prior to enlisting in the Army. After serving more than three years in the Army in World War II, his connection to the land and his family’s farm drew him back to Austin. He married Shirley Jean Sayles Dec. 1, 1945, in Austin and they lived and worked on the family farm for years. They raised four children Debbie, Brad, Chris and Cassie. He farmed, milked cows and had pigs until 1969, when he started delivering mail at the US Post Office in Austin. Kenny retired from the Post Office in 1987, to pursue his passion for gardening. Kenny and Shirley moved into Austin from the family farm in 1999, to the home Shirley resides in now. The last two years of Kenny’s life he resided at the Sacred Heart Care Center.

Kenny liked people and enjoyed working with them. In any situation he was always genuine, making witty remarks whether you appreciated them or not. We will miss his quick wit and generosity but we know that he is finally walking around enjoying himself at the Big Party.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Millicent Elam, brother, Robert Laird Guy, Jr., and son, Christopher M. Guy.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley Guy, Austin; children: Deborah (Rick) Richard, Joliet, Mont., Bradley Guy, Austin, Catherine (Peter Walker) Guy, Austin; grandchildren: Charles (Jessica) Richard, Laurel, Mont., Guy Richard, Joliet, Kathryn Richard, Red Lodge, Mont., Brandy (Rashid) Rahem, Austin, Spenser Guy, Blue Earth, Minn., Benjamin Walker, Austin, Thomas Walker, Austin, Joseph Walker, Austin; great grandchildren: Avery, Avanlee, Jaxson, and Jayde; sister-in-Law and brother-in-Law: Sandra (Bruce) Rampelberg, Rapid City, S.D.; nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Michael Olmsted officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Oakland, Minn., at a later date. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the service on Tuesday. Honorary bearers will be his grandchildren. Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are preferred to Westminster Presbyterian Church in Austin.