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Trudy Carolyn Guettler

December 30, 1952 — August 23, 2021

Trudy was cremated and her ashes will be interred at Fairview Cemetery in Cozad on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jill Boyd officiating.

Trudy Carolyn Guettler was born December 30, 1952 in Long Beach, California to Dewain and Lois (Johnson) Warner. They had three children, Sharon, Trudy, and Wayne. They divorced and Lois and the children moved to Columbus, NE, where her parents lived. In 1962, they moved to Cozad, NE where Trudy attended elementary, junior high, and high school. She was a cheerleader all four years of high school. Trudy graduated with the Class of 1971. On June 24, 1972, she married Randy Guettler and they had one son, Travis, who was born July 14, 1973 in Greeley, CO. She always cherished Travis. He attend Nebraska School for the Deaf in Omaha, NE for 15 years and also attended Gallaudet University for the Deaf in Washington, DC. Trudy quickly learned sign language so she could better communicate with Travis, his friends, and other at the schools. Trudy was Travis’ own personal cheerleader as he excelled in many sporting events and she was there to cheer him on to victory. Trudy had compassion for older people and spent several years as a caregiver in Omaha. She loved tending her flower beds and potted plants. Trudy moved back to Cozad with her parents, Bob and Lois Warnke, two wonderful and caring role models, and helped them as much as she could. They had many fun and silly times. If the Oscars or Emmys were on, they would dress up and pretend to walk the “Red Carpet.” When the Huskers were on, they would eat “Husker Dogs” and dress in red equipped with pom poms and all. On Halloween, they dressed in their own costumes and it was always a sight to see! Trudy traveled to Maryland as often as she could to visit with Travis and her five grandchildren, whom she loved unconditionally. One of her favorite pastimes was fishing. There was always a bet between her and her parents as to whom was going to catch “The Big One!”. They weighed and measured each one and proudly posted pictures on the refrigerator. Trudy was excited to catch several “Master Anglers.” She loved God and journeyed on to her new home in Heaven on August 23, 2021.

Those left to celebrate her life are son, Travis; grandchildren, Seanna, Rajena, Thalia, Ethan, and Ian Guettler, all of Frederick, MD; sister Sharon (Curt) Cutler of Columbus, NE; sister Deanne (Cid) Ledford and family of Whittier, CA; nephew Scott (Debbie) Cutler and family of Yankton, SD; nephew Todd (Shelly) Cutler and family of Omaha, NE; niece, Stephanie (Bob) Ferguson and family of Omaha, NE; niece, Chianne (Mark) Coffman and family of Winsor, CO; sister-in-law, Sherry Warner; niece, Amanda Barnes and family; and nephew, Ashton Warner of Cozad, NE;, Patty Weeks, special caregiver; and many other family and friends. Trudy was preceded in death by Lois Warnke, mother; Bob Warnke, stepfather; Wayne Warner, brother; Lewis and Marie Johnson, grandparents; Dick Johnson, uncle; Dewain Warner, dad; Ross and Carolyn Warner, grandparents; Marie Della Ventura, stepmother; and other relatives.


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Saturday, October 2, 2021

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