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Chalmer Guildner, 87 - July 31, 2011

Chalmer “Chal” Guildner, 87, of Gothenburg died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Cremation was chosen and graveside services will be conducted at the Grant Cemetery at a later date. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Guildner was born May 15, 1924, at Madrid to Louis and Nina Sloan Guildner. He grew up near Madrid, graduating from Madrid High School in 1942, where he was very involved in football, basketball and track.
He attended the University of Nebraska for a year and later worked for Bullock Motors in Grant.
On Oct. 26, 1953, he married Wilma Mickels near Madrid. The couple resided at Sterling, CO, where he was employed as a parts man for Stickney’s. They moved to McCook, then Imperial and back to Grant, all the while he worked in the parts business.
Guildner worked at the Perkins County Hospital for almost 20 years, served on the Grant Volunteer Fire Department and was active with the Boy Scouts.
He loved people, always having good things to say about others, and never knew a stranger, according to family members. He was always involved with his children’s activities and was an avid gardener, especially enjoying his iris flowers.
Guildner was preceded in death by: his parents, Louis and Nina; an infant brother, Richard Fred.
Survivors include: his wife, Wilma of Gothenburg; a son, William Guildner of Gothenburg; daughter, Gayle (Cliff) Reed of Brady; step-grandchildren—Jim (Angie) Reed and Christopher (Keila) Reed, all of North Platte; step-great-grandchildren—Savannah, Logan, Isaac, Brady and Madeline Grace; a sister, Lois Vergene Lang of Maryland; nieces—Jane and Lynn.
A memorial has been established.