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Doris V. Gutzweiler, age 85 of Jasper, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.

Doris was born in Jasper, Indiana on October 13, 1933 to Carl and Aline (Arnold) Winkler.  She married Gerald “Jerry” Gutzweiler on February 6, 1954 in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Her and her husband Jerry worked together from 1956 to 1996.  They owned and operated the Astra Theater in Jasper where she worked as a ticket seller for over 30 years.  They also owned Jerry’s Sundries, Gambles Hardware, and the Tivoli Theater in Jasper.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, their St. Ann’s Sodality and the Jasper Circle of the Daughter’s of Isabella.  She was also a charter member and past president of the Zeta Mu Chapter of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority.

She enjoyed flower gardening, ceramics, sewing, traveling, and lover of her pet dogs.

Surviving is her husband, Jerry Gutzweiler of Jasper, one daughter, Ann Burger (Al) of Jasper, two grandchildren,  Luke Ward and Stacey Hart-Epley, one great grandchild, Wyatt Ward, one sister, Joyce Brandt, Jasper, two brothers, Gerald L. Winkler (Donna), Sterling Heights, MI, and Paul Winker (Diane), Jasper, one aunt, Zita Cussary, San Francisco, CA,  nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents and two sisters, Carol Winkler, and Ann Therese Winkler who died in childbirth.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Doris V. Gutzweiler will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Jasper.

A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, or a favorite charity.

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