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Lee A. Guttmann

November 13, 1944 — May 16, 2024

Waterloo, IL

Lee A. Guttmann (nee Johner), 79, of Waterloo, died at home surrounded by the love of her family on May 16th, 2024. She was born November 13th, 1944 in St. Louis.


Lee will be remembered as a phenomenal cook both at home and for several years for the Valmeyer school district. She was a devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was also an avid animal lover. Lee didn’t know a stranger and was quick to offer a helping hand whenever necessary. She had an unmatched sense of humor and several catch phrases that her family will continue to quote for years to come.


She is survived by her husband David Guttmann; daughters Heidi (Steven) Heise and Holly (Kevin) Benz; grandchildren Leslie (Brian) Grove, Mandy (Noah) Lawrence, Trevor (Kristine Pickens) Benz, and Sarah (Michael Eby) Benz; great grandchildren William Grove, Salem Lawrence, and Harrison Grove; sisters Mern Hanes, Joyce (the late Loren) Choate, Peggy (Jerome) Johner, and Lynn ( the late Lowell) Ahrens; as well as countless nieces, nephews, friends, and her fur baby Stormy.


She is preceded in death by her parents Francis and Mabel Johner, brothers Leroy “Sonny” Johner, Carmen “Chick” Johner, and Billy Ray Johner; and sister Sharon (the late Llewellyn) Marquardt.


As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 

Hospice of Southern Illinois - Orange Team

or Waterloo Animal Hospital Stray Rescue Fund


At Lee’s request, a private celebration of life will be held by her immediate family.


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