Charles A. Guthrie

Charles A. Guthrie

October 10, 1921 – September 25, 2021

Charles Allen Guthrie was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on October 10, 1921, to Charles and Henrietta Guthrie.

On April 8, 1942, he was united in marriage to Norma Wenninghoff in Omaha. To this union 1 son and 2 daughters were born.

Chuck began working for civil service in 1941 (age 20) with the Seventh Service Command in Omaha.  In 1942, he was inducted into the United States Army.  He then served three years of active duty in the Aleutian Islands during World War II.

Chuck then went to work for the Federal Records Center at Offutt Air Force Base upon returning home from the war.  In 1948, he went on duty assignment to Washington, D.C. and joined the Strategic Air Command staff and later returned to Omaha when SAC headquarters were moved to Offutt Air Force Base.

Chuck completed more than 36 years of service before retiring as Chief of Correspondence and Documentation-Directorate of Administration.  Throughout the years he received numerous performance and service awards.

After retirement, Chuck enjoyed a little fishing and loved watching all kinds of sports. He and Norma especially enjoyed their family and attending numerous grandchildren’s events of all kinds.

Chuck was so proud of the fact that he had traveled to numerous foreign countries and to every state in the nation except for one.

Preceded in death by parents, Charles and Henrietta; brother, Ed Guthrie; sisters, Vi Maltby and Grace Guthrie.  Survivors include wife, Norma (of 79 years); son, Charles Guthrie; daughters, Sharon Timmerman (Norm), Debi Grashorn; 8 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and other loving relatives

Family will receive friends Sunday, October 3rd from 2-4pm at West Center Chapel with VIGIL SERVICE at 4pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, October 4th at 10:30am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4804 Grover Street.  Interment: Calvary with full military honors by American Legion Post 1.  Memorials may be directed to the family.

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1 Condolence

  • Michael OKeefe Posted October 3, 2021 8:16 pm

    Sharon, I was very sorry to read about the death of your father in the newspaper. I’ll remember you, Norm and your family in my prayers to help you through this difficult time. May God bless.

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