PAULDING - Rev. Earl E. Guingrich, 88, of Wabash, passed away at 12:56 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1933, in Payne to Virgil and Katie (Wilder) Guingrich.

Earl was a graduate of Marion College and also graduated from Garrett Evangelical Seminary. He married Joan Hyatt on May 28, 1954; she survives. Earl was a Methodist minister at the Church of Our Savior in Wabash. He was a member of the Largo United Methodist Church in Largo, Indiana.

Earl also wrote a small paper back book titled, Down Memory Lane with Dad and Mom and Four and One-Half Dozen Kids.

Earl is survived by his wife; Joan, of Wabash, Indiana; one son, Carl Guingrich and a daughter, Marsha Guingrich of Wabash, Indiana; three grandchildren: Carl Guingrich II, Erika Bailey and Cynthia Green; six great-grandchildren; three brothers: Ralph Guingrich of Portland, Indiana; Roger Guingrich of Celina and Dale Guingrich, of Celina; four sister: Patricia Anselman of Cecil; Lorene Zuber of Celina; Mildred Green of Peoria, Arizona and Violet Riggenbach of Paulding.

He is proceeded in death by his parents and two sisters, Veleria and Eilene.

Preferred Memorials are to the Wabash County Animal Shelter or the Largo United Methodist Church.

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