Mr. Guiff was born on September 23, 1911 in Eel River Township, a son of John and Elizabeth (Fulk) Guiff. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, and graduated from Churubusco High School in 1928.
In August of 1930 he was married to Rosabel F. Peohlin. She preceded him in death on March 14, 1973
A lifelong resident of Eel River Township, he lived his dream of farming all of his life.
On August 20, 1977 he married Irene (Hyndman) O’Connell. She preceded him in death on October 22, 2007
The surviving relatives include a son, Gerald L. (Marsha) Guiff of Churubusco; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his two daughters, Audrey Valjack and Gladys Wakeman; and infants, Harry Guiff and Linda Guiff.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with his grandson and caregiver, Chad Brenneke, presiding. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday after 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Allen County.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Parkview Home Health & Hospice, 2270 Lake Ave., Suite 200, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. A special thank you is given to them for the care and compassion that they showed to Jim.
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mr. Guiff’s memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.