Doris Guese

Doris Guese, 98, of Postville died Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Stoney Brook Village Assisted Living, West Union. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, May 16 at Salem United Church of Christ, Waukon. Burial followed at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Postville.

Doris Rose (Hager) Guese was born March 13, 1925 to Henry and Rose (Stock) Hager. She graduated from Waukon High School.

Doris was united in marriage to Arthur Guese March 8, 1945 at the Bethlehem Church parsonage. Together they had four children, Janice, Janet, Lyle and Joyce. All her life she worked as a farm wife and homemaker. After retiring from farming, she was a CMA for 10 years at Good Samaritan, Postville, quitting to take care of Arthur. She was a good cook and baker especially known for her Sunday dinners, cinnamon rolls, sour cream raisin pies, angel food cakes and cookies. Her crocheting and knitting handiworks included the cows, stocking caps and mittens. She also started the prayer shawl project at Salem.

Arthur and her were members of the Postville Historical Society. Doris was always working, even mowing lawn until she was 80. Church and Women’s activities were important to her. Family was most important to her, including the dogs she had that kept her company after Arthur died.

Doris is survived by her three children, Janice (Marvin) Adam of Postville, Lyle (Barb) Guese of Waukon and Joyce Guese of Arvada, CO; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Deloris Hager.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; an infant daughter, Janet Guese; her parents; her twin brother, Donald Hager; her brothers, Elmer (Caryl) Hager and Lester Hager; and a sister, Arlene Hager.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial donations in Doris’ honor may be made to Stoney Brook Village Assisted, West Union.