C. Willis Guthrie
Feb. 13, 1918 — March 30, 2016
C. Willis Guthrie of Waukesha died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at age 98. He was born in Burr Oak, Iowa, on February 13, 1918, the son of James and Irma (nee Tabor) Guthrie. On Sept. 5, 1942, he married his beloved wife, Ina Maurine Jensen; she preceded him in death on Aug. 25, 2011.
Willis was an artist, and had a career that spanned decades including a position at Carroll College as art professor and head of the Art Department.
He will be sadly missed by his sons, James (Joanne Peterson) Guthrie of Mequon, Lee Guthrie of Hudson, and Gerald (Patricia) Guthrie of Philo, Ill.; his two grandchildren, Heather (Brett) Swider and Ryan Guthrie; and his great-grandchildren, Callum and Ina Swider, Amber Anick and Ethan Guthrie. He is further survived by his brother, David Guthrie, his sister, Doris Hinkhouse, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife, Ina, he was preceded by his brothers and sister, Victor, Harold, Steve, Ruth, Wayne “Buck” and Dean.
A memorial service to honor Willis’ life will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. in the Carroll University Student Center Ballroom.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Willis Guthrie Art Scholarship at Carroll University.
Please make checks payable to Carroll University, Attn: Janine Kujawa, 100 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.
Please designate the donation should be applied toward the Willis Guthrie Art Scholarship.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com to leave the family an online tribute message.