Emery Charles Guylas

Born March 1, 1937

Emery Charles Guylas (Jim), 81, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2018, with family present. Born March 1, 1937 to Joseph S. and Mary T. (Vida) Guylas in Lansing, Michigan, Emery was a loving and devoted son, brother, father, uncle and friend who enjoyed spending time with family. After Emery retired from a career with General Motors, he spent most of his time out of doors—whether watching the wildlife, playing with his dog, working on a project, hunting, or riding his Harley. From the time he was young, children and animals of all kinds were drawn to him. Emery could make anything work—not always in a conventional manner. He enjoyed working on his Harley, Jeeps, or anything else with a motor and helping his family and friends with projects. He shared his passion for his hobbies with his daughters, nieces and nephews, and grandchildren—always with special emphasis on safety.

Emery was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Joseph S. Guylas Jr. and his sister Mary Ann Kennedy. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, M. Leanne (Phillip) Minshall and Susan L. Guylas; grandchildren Travis (Karla) Finch, Aaron Minshall, Rachelle Finch; great-grandchild Malena Finch; as well as sisters Diane Jacobs and Josephine Sible and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held in his honor at Mason City Hall Community Room on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 12:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lansing City Rescue Mission.


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Emery Charles Guylas

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Matthew Summersett

August 25, 2018

Great Uncle Jim was a very respectable man. He often helped my grandma Joan Guylas (Joseph Guylas Jr’s wife) after my grandpa passed away. He would make his way down to Arizona where my grandma was and stay for a couple weeks helping her out and spending time with my Dad, Mom, Grandma, brother, and myself. He had a fun sense of humor and a great chuckle. My sincerest condolences to the family and you will be in my prayers for peace and comfort. God bless.