Madge Gutwein, 85, of Francesville, IN went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac, IN surrounded by family. Madge was born on August 17, 1937 in Magoffin County Kentucky to the late Bob Arnett and Wava Banks Arnett Davis. The family moved to Indiana in 1947. Madge attended and graduated from Wheatfield High School in 1956. That year she married Luther Allen and they had 3 children together. On April 3, 1976, she married the love of her life, Robert Gutwein. Madge was a faithful Christian woman with a servant’s heart. She was a member of First Christian Church in Francesville. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and canning and was well known for her delicious pies. She spent much of her time golfing and vacationing with her husband and friends. Madge was a wonderful mother and grandmother who loved her family dearly. She especially loved spending time with her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.. Madge is now resting in the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Savior.
She is survived by:
Robert Gutwein, Husband, Francesville
Donnie (Kay) Allen, Son, Francesville
Marsha (Jim) Minkert, Daughter, Monticello
Kim (Blake) Wuethrich, Daughter, Noblesville
Kristy (Cary) Hoffman, Daughter DeMotte
14 Grandchildren – Wes, Luke (Abby) and Jordan (Elizabeth) Allen, Jeremy (Alexis) Minkert, Brooke(Jonas) Burgett, McKinsey Minkert, Tiara (Bill) Fairchild, Blair (Ryan) O’Reilly, Shawna (Cory) Reed, Nicolle (Danny) Legere, Dan (Holly) Nannega, Sean Nannega, Mandy Hoffman, Sara (Josh) Garcia
25 Great Grandchildren
Helen Fay (Allyn) Onken, Sister, Francesville
Marvin (Lola) Arnett, Brother, Wheatfield
Orben Ritchie, Brother-In-Law, Wheatfield
Freeda Arnett, Sister-In-Law, Medaryville
Many nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by:
Wava Banks Davis, Mother
Bob Arnett, Father
Kile Davis, Step Father
Craig Allen, Son
Miles W. Allen, Great Grandson
Elsie Ritchie, Sister
Tom Arnett, Brother
Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EDT Friday, September 23, 2022 at the First Christian Church in Francesville, IN.
Visitation will also be from 1-2 PM EDT Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the First Christian Church in Francesville, IN.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM EDT Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the First Christian Church in Francesville, IN with Pastor James Ketchen officiating.
Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville, IN.
Memorial Contributions may be made to First Christian Church of Francesville, IN.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.