Frederick H. Gutekunst

Frederick H. Gutekunst, 74, of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, (formerly of Silver Creek) died unexpectedly Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

Born in Queens, N.Y., he was the son of the late Frederick and Eleanor (Neibling) Gutekunst. He graduated from the Public School Systems of Long Island N.Y., SUNY at Fredonia, and Lutheran Seminary Collage.

Fred was a Music and Social Studies teacher in the Clymer School District of NY and a Lutheran Minister in Buffalo, N.Y. and Little Rock, Ark. He was an avid golfer and wood-crafter.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Frederick and Eleanor (Neibling) Gutekunst; first wife, Virginia (Kelly) Gutekunst; a brother Kenneth Gutekunst, his step-mother Doris (Boch) Gutekunst.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Gutekunst; children: Sharon (Joseph) Krupa of Cassadaga NY, Kim (James) Castiglia of Silver Creek N.Y., Karyn Pryll of Silver Creek N.Y., Frederick H. (Lorie) Gutekunst Jr. of Lonoke Ark., Heidi Niswander of North Little Rock Ark; 16 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and his siblings: sisters Susan (Richard) Kostynick of Detroit Lake Minn., Nancy (David) McClure of Pinelles Park Fla., a brother Richard (Nyla) Gutekunst of Humble Texas and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held May 18, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the Laona United Methodist Church, Fredonia N.Y..

Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Presbyterian Church, PO Box 14758 Surfside Beach, SC 29775 or Lung Cancer Research Foundation –