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January 20, 1956 ~ November 3, 2022 (age 66) 66 Years Old
Rena’ Marie Guttrich, age 66 of Kentwood, MI, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at her home with her family.
Rena’ is survived by her husband Gary P. Guttrich and son Bruce C. Guttrich. Also surviving are Rod Alexander (brother), Joe Alexander (brother), Dan Alexander (brother), Mary Gatchel (sister), and Susan Hinojosa (sister). Rena was preceded in death by her father Richard Alexander, mother Rita Driscoll, and brother David Alexander.
Mrs. Guttrich was born in Wabash, IN, on January 20, 1956, the daughter of Richard and Rita (Driscoll) Alexander. She graduated from Wabash High School, class of 1974, and married Gary Guttrich in 1976.
Rena’ was very active in the community, devoting over 20 years to the Grand Rapids Community Foundation as the Executive Assistant to the President. Her compassion and giving nature did not stop there; she also led The West Michigan Military Family Support Group for over 10 years, and owned/trained multiple therapy dogs whom she took to local facilities to comfort patients.
Family will receive friends at the Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Home, on Wednesday, November 9th from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm. Services will be held Saturday, November 12, at 10:30 am at St. Bernard Church in Wabash, IN.
In lieu of flowers and/or cards donations can be sent to one of the following:
Rena’ Guttrich Fund – a fund set up by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation for her superior devotion for over 20 years. This fund will be used to help veterans and therapy and service dog programs. Envelopes will be available at the Chapel or contact the Foundation directly (616)-454-1751.
Any Veterans Foundation or Organization
West Michigan Therapy Dogs Inc. - P.O. Box 2533, Grand Rapids, MI 49501.