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May 31, 1946 January 09, 2024
May 31, 1946 -- January 09, 2024

Kenneth `Ken` R. Gutrich, Age:77

Kenneth "Ken" R. Gutrich, age 77, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 9, 2024. 
Beloved husband for 55 years of Jeanne, nee Sullivan. Loving father of John, C.P.D., Eileen (Brendan) Walsh and Erin (Tony) DiCianni. Adoring grandfather of Maura, Fiona and Cecelia Walsh and Luke and Reagan DiCianni. Dear brother of Mary Kay (Bill) Brown, Janet (Jan) Gutrich and the late Suzanne, Michael, Richard, Thomas and William. Fond uncle, cousin and friend to many. 
Retired Athletic Director, basketball coach and teacher at Kelvyn Park High School. Proud alumni of St. Rita High School, Chicago, Illinois graduating class of 1964 and Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa class of 1968,
Visitation Tuesday, January 16, from 3 to 9 pm at Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center, 6467 N. Northwest Hwy (one block north of Devon), Chicago IL 60631. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at church for Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 17th, 11:30 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 W. Talcott Ave. (Harlem and Talcott), Chicago IL 60631. Interment private. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, www.cff.org Info 773-774-3333 or www.obsfuneralandcremation.com. 


Kathleen Murphy January 11, 2024

His wife’s cousin Co Carlow Ireland ,

Sincere condolences. May he rest in peace.🙏

Nancy Kinsella January 11, 2024

Friend Elmhurst , Illinois

Im so very sorry to hear this sad news. I wasn't expecting it so soon after we last met for lunch. Take care! Nancy

Guy January 11, 2024

Family friend Arlington Heights , Illinois

Ken was a very special person. I feel blessed to have known him and you were blessed to have such an incredible man as your father and husband. He was like a second father to me growing up, a coach, a mentor, and a protector. God rest his soul.

SCOTT MILLER January 12, 2024

Friend of John Palatine , Illinois

I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing of your father John. My condolences to you and your family.

Linda Cozzi January 12, 2024

Neighbor from Sayre Chicago , Illinois

Dear Jean, John and Eileen, I have fond memories of Ken as our boys were growing up and at St. Vincent. Sincere condolences on your loss.

Mary Sweeney January 15, 2024

Friend of Jeanne Chicago , Illinois

Jeanne and Family: Sorry for your loss of your dear Ken. May perpetual light shine upon Ken.

Elisa Krcilek January 15, 2024

Friend of Jeanne Enter your city , Arizona

Jeanne and family: My deepest sympathy to you all. May Ken rest in peace and your hearts be full of great memories. God Bless you always.

Lawrence Ferenzi January 16, 2024

Friend CHICAGO , Illinois

My heartfelt condolences to the entire Gutrich family. John, so sorry to hear your dad has passed. I will miss him, but I am lucky to have known the man. I have so many good memories of him, especially when we got to golf together, even though it did kinda tick me off that even into his late sixties he was still out-driving me. He had such great stories and an infectious laugh. The man will be missed. I know he was very proud of his wife and family. And you were proud of him. Rightfully so. I know you will miss him but please be comforted by the fact that you had the time the Lord gave you all together and the memories you all share. Rest in Peace Ken. You are missed. Sincerely, Larry Ferenzi and family

Michael Simi January 19, 2024

Worked together ROSEMONT , Illinois

I’m so sorry to learn of the Coach G’s passing. I knew him from Kelvyn Park HS. Such a great mentor to so many young people. May God welcome him and give peace to all who loved him and will miss his presence.