Howard D. Guckert

August 22, 1920 - July 29, 2009

08/22/1920 - 07/29/2009

Past Services

Cemetery
Friday July 31, 2009
Greenwood Cemetery-Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Service
Friday July 31, 2009
2:00 pm
Greenwood Cemetery-Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions

Guckert, Howard, 88, of National Rd., Wheeling, WV, died in Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center. He was formerly of Marietta, Ohio, where he owned and operated the R & S Beef Cattle Farm and the R & S Meat Market. He was a former member of the Marietta Country Club, the Marietta Chamber of Commerce, Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Marietta Boat Club. He was also a member of the Eagles Club and the Elks Club He was a WWII combat veteran serving with the 44th Division Signal Co., attached to the 44th Infantry Division from Cherborg, France through Germany, the Battle of the Bulge, and Austria. He was awarded three combat bronze stars along with numerous other medals. The 44th Infantry Division was awarded a presidential unit citation. He was a former meat supervisor with Kroger, Columbus and a sales representative of the Campbell Soup Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Hulda Guckert, five brothers, Ray, Robert, Richard, Edward and Harold Guckert, two sisters, June Greenburg and Ruth Weigle. He is survived by one sister, Virginia Holland, of Marietta, Ohio, three daughters, Judith Raab, Jean MacEwan, JoAnne Auber and her husband Larry, one son, Thomas Guckert and his wife Marylou, all of Wheeling; seven grandchildren, Howard and Thomas Cooper, Timothy Auber, Jennifer Gardner and her husband Jeremy, Bobbi Danhart, Nicole MacEwan, Brad Guckert, ten great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services with military honors will be held in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to McCoy-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 44 15th Street, Wheeling. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army. Offer condolences online at altmeyer.com

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Paul Guckert
7 years ago

May Howard be with our heavenly Father – resting in peace.

May the family have the courage to carry on the family traditions .

With prayers—

Paul Guckert, a distant cousin

Theresa Fry
7 years ago

My heart goes out to all the family I am one of Virginia Hollands granddaughters. Mike Springer is my son.We Love you all

Greg and Lisa Shuler
7 years ago

Nicole and family, you are in your hearts and prayers and we hope for confort during this hard time.