Seward R. Guinter obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Seward R. Guinter

March 25, 1927 - November 24, 2016

Obituary


Seward Robert Guinter, 89, of Rockford, IL. died November 24, 2016. He was born on March 25, 1927 to Seward and Agnes Guinter in Chicago IL. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Bob married Betty Ann Welch and together they raised a family. Bob Launched a successful career at Counselor as the chief design engineer and director of research and development. There were many joys in his life but he will be best remembered for his love of model trains. Seward was a member of the National Model Railroad Association...

Seward Robert Guinter, 89, of Rockford, IL. died November 24, 2016. He was born on March 25, 1927 to Seward and Agnes Guinter in Chicago IL. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Bob married Betty Ann Welch and together they raised a family. Bob Launched a successful career at Counselor as the chief design engineer and director of research and development. There were many joys in his life but he will be best remembered for his love of model trains. Seward was a member of the National Model Railroad Association since 1949, and was honored at the 2014 Cleveland Ohio convention with a standing ovation for lifetime achievement award. During his retirement Bob and Betty enjoyed traveling and visiting friends and family. Bob Passed peacefully and naturaly at his home comforted by his Loving children. Bob spent his last year in the care of his daughter and her attentive husband Thorvald. While living with them he continued to enjoy his hobbies, trains and attending conventions.

Surviviros include; his son Raymond S. Guinter ; daughter Patricia A.(Thorvalv) Melum; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and sister Betty E. Bergstrom.