Charleen Gutmann passed away peacefully at home June 13, 2021. She was born in Buffalo, New York November 16, 1929, to Josephine and Charles Helmbrecht. She attended Catholic Schools and met her husband of 69 years, Carl Gutmann, while attending Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. After graduating from college, she and Carl moved to Hillsboro in 1952 where they raised 5 children.
Charleen was a busy mother, wife and volunteer. She loved God and family demonstrating that in her activities including delicious pie making for St. Matthew's Church fund raising, providing piano accompaniment for her children's instrumental musical solos, volunteering with Meals on Wheels, massive canning of fruits and vegetables from their huge garden, travel (sometimes quite adventurous!), lots of ballroom dancing after Carl's retirement in addition to the laundry, cooking, and homemaking for a family of seven.
Charleen is survived by her husband, Carl; children, Cathy Ganger (Jim), Bob (Carol), Dave, Dick and Don; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The family would like to extend special thanks for the loving care provided by the staff at Serenity Home Care.
Arrangements are being handled by Duyck & VanDeHey Funeral Home.