Harriett Ann Gutenkunst
March 28, 1938 - Nov. 18, 2006
Harriett Ann Gutenkunst (nee Randle) passed away unexpectedly of heart disease Nov. 18, 2006, at the age of 68. She was born March 28, 1938, to John B. and Dorothy (nee Agnew) Randle in Waukesha.
Harriett was the beloved wife of Richard (Dick) Gutenkunst, for 49 years; loving mother of Richard L. (Kathy) Gutenkunst II of Pewaukee and John (Lesa) Gutenkunst of Mill Valley, Calif.; dear grandmother to Allison and Emily Gutenkunst of Pewaukee, and Morgan and Myles Gutenkunst of Mill Valley Calif.; dear sister to John (Sandi) Randle of Henderson, Nev. and Jane (the late Elton) Greer of Kimberling City, Mo.
She was the granddaughter of Waukesha County Judge David Agnew, and is further survived by nephews, relatives and countless friends.
Harriett was an active member in the Volunteer Service Club of Pewaukee Lake, where she contributed her time and talents to help others in her community. Her love of cooking and baking assisted the club in raising funds for families in need. Harriett was a lifelong member of the Pewaukee Yacht Club. Her loyalty and passion for the club was evident in the many regattas and events she chaired during her lifetime.
Harriett’s passion for helping others was only matched by the love she had for her husband Dick, sons, Ty and John, together with her four grandchildren. She was a member of the Wisconsin Club and Chenequa Country Club. Harriett was a founding member of Ausblick, where her children learned the fine art of ski racing. That support was rekindled when her granddaughters joined Ausblick years later to continue the ski racing tradition of the Gutenkunst family. In the summer months, Harriett would be seen in her motorboat accompanied by her loving husband, Dick, watching family and friends sailing on Pewaukee Lake. She was fortunate to have traveled with her grandsons, Morgan and Myles, to national and international sailing events. She also enjoyed watching her granddaughters, Allison and Emily, sail the inland lakes.
Harriett was a fiercely loyal and passionate wife, mother, grandmother and friend. While her life here was far too short, she leaves behind a legacy of compassion, love and good deeds. Harriett will be truly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Volunteer Service Club of Pewaukee Lake, the Pewaukee Lake Sailing School or the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
Visitation will be at Forest Home Cemetery Chapel, 2405 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee from noon until the memorial service at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006.
For further information or directions please call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035 and visit www.randledablefuneral.com to leave the family an online tribute.