HARTLAND, Wis.—Almira H. “Myra” Guenzler, (née Reineck), 96, a long-time resident of Mount Carroll, died on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at Hartland Place Assisted Living in Hartland, Wis.
Born Jan. 17, 1925, to Philip L. and Elsie (née Rothe) Reineck, Myra grew up in Kiel, Wis. After graduating from Kiel High School in 1943, she moved to Milwaukee to attend technical college and became a bookkeeper for Bond Men's Clothing Store.
Myra met Ervie Guenzler on New Year's Eve 1949 and they married on May 7, 1950. During their 49 years of marriage they raised three daughters and owned and operated G&E Cleaners in Mount Carroll until 1992.
Myra was passionate about her Wisconsin roots and loved everything Wisconsin, especially the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and cheese. She enjoyed playing golf until she was 88. She was an avid bridge player, skilled seamstress, and wonderful cook.
In later years Myra traveled extensively with her daughter, Renae, throughout Europe, Canada and Alaska. Myra moved to Wisconsin in 2015 to be near her daughter Connie. Most important to her was her family.
Surviving are Myra's daughter, Connie (Robert) Sigrist of Hartland, Wis.; three grandchildren, (Maj.) Keith A. Broderick (Becca) of Eagle River, Alaska, Ashley L. Sigrist, Esq. (Brad Einerson) of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sean R. Sigrist (Allison) of Wauwatosa, Wis.; and two great-grandsons, Ben and Henry Sigrist. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding Myra in death were her husband; two daughters, Cheryl (Jim) Broderick and Renae (Tom) Brown; her parents; two brothers, Willard and Roman.
A private memorial gathering will be held on Myra and Ervie's wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 7, 2022, for immediate family and invited guests.
If you wish to extend a memorial, the family suggests that you consider a donation to the United Methodist Church of Mount Carroll or Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc.