Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

1730 East Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI


John R. Guthrie

April 9, 1943July 3, 2019

John R. Guthrie, age 76 of DeWitt Township, passed away July 4, 2019. He was born April 9,1943 in Lansing, Michigan to parents Clarence and Lottie Guthrie.

John is preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Sandra Guthrie; son, John (Linda) Guthrie; granddaughter, Ava Guthrie; sisters, Sharon Andersen, Pat (Ron) Howe, Colleen (Paul) Nevills; and many nieces and nephews.

John served in the U.S. Navy and was a longtime member of the DeWitt VFW Post 671. He worked for General Motors as an electrician for 30 years, when including overtime hours this became 35 years. John loved animals, especially his pets, and other wildlife. He enjoyed Detroit Lions sports and, with some convincing from his son, University of Michigan sports, too.

Interment will occur at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Contributions in memory of John may be made to Sparrow Hospice or ASPCA.


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Sharon Andersen

July 6, 2019

I will really miss you my big brother John! I have always looked up to you and you have always been there for me! I will miss our many conversations that we have shared! Thanks for all the Goods times, you will forever and always be in my heart!RIP, your loving sister, Sharon 💙💗

Robin Armbrustmacher

July 5, 2019

Love you Uncle John always and forever thanks for being the best uncle ever . My birthday buddy . Rip Thanks for the memories 💜
Mike & Robin Armbrustmacher

Paul and Colleen Nevills

July 5, 2019

RIP John...
we enjoyed all of our visits with John and Sandy including a stop on our last trip to MI in October.
Condolences to Sandy and Family on this sad occasion.
Paul and Colleen