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Stanley Guth, 93, Indianapolis

Stanley W. Guth passed away April 7, 2014.

He was born April 28, 1920, the son of Louis and Matilda Guth of Mount Vernon (Posey County).

He was a 21-year veteran of the Indiana State Police Department, serving as commander of the Evansville District, Seymour District and the Traffic and Inspection Division at general headquarters in Indianapolis, where he organized and commanded the department’s Crowd and Riot Control unit.  He was the recipient of the Bronze Star Award for distinguished service to the Department and also was named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Governors Matthew Welsh and Roger Brannigan.

Mr. Guth served as a major in World War II and commanded an armored division artillery unit in the Europeon theatre of operations. The division liberated the Dachau concentration camp. Mr. Guth was the recipient of the Bronze Star. He also served in the Military Police Corp, Army Reserve.

Upon retirement from the state police department, he joined the Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, serving as chief of the Public Safety Department in the Philippines. Later, he was transferred to Washington, D.C., where he served as chief of the East Asia Bureau. In Washington, he also served as chief of operations for the Foreign Disaster Assistance program and later as director of the program. Upon retirement, he received the Outstanding Career Achievement Award for developing the U.S. government’s international assistance programs.

He was a former resident and business owner in Brown County and still owned 200 acres here.

Mr. Guth was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 64 F & AM, Evansville, and the Scottish Rite, Indianapolis. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Guth was preceded in death by his wife, the former Erma Lee Beaver of Evansville; and a brother, Russell Guth. 

He is survived by his children, Kathryn Suzanne (John) Dixon and Cynthia Lee (William) Glander; grandchildren, Christopher Moon, David Glander and Benjamin Glander; and great-grandchildren, Haley and Derek Moon. Also surviving are sisters, Valerie Strupp and Helen Kessler; and a brother, Jerold Guth.

The memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at Flanner and Buchanan -- Hamilton Memorial Park, 4180 Westfield Road, Indianapolis.

Memorial contributions can be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences can be left and Mr. Guth's video tribute can be viewed at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

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  • November 21
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 22
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 22
    Salt Creek Trailhead dedication for Meijer family planned
    10 a.m. by CVS Pharmacy, 292 S. Van Buren St., near junction of 46 East and 135 North
  • November 22
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 23
    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
    Widowed group plans Christmas party
    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • December 12
    BCSP Christmas bird count slated
    8 a.m. BCSP Nature Center, 1810 State Road 46 East
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road