George L. Gugert

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 12, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — George L. Gugert of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Vicksburg and Buena Park, Calif., has passed away at the age of 58.

George was born Aug. 23, 1949, in Jackson to Francis A. Gugert Jr. and Betty F. Gugert. He was the third of six children, all boys.

George was a graduate of H.V. Cooper High School and Hinds Junior College and received his bachelor’s degree from California State University at Fullerton. George enlisted in the United States Navy and served several tours of duty as a submariner and on a scientific expedition at the South Pole.

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After completing his six years in the Navy, George settled in southern California to be close to his brothers. George had been employed in the shipping repair industry, where his travels took him virtually around the world working on propulsions systems.

He is predeceased by his parents and brothers, Frank and Tom.

George is survived by his brothers, Hank in Arizona, Gerald in New York and Mike in southern California; his children, Doss and James Gugert of Kansas City and Valerie Kruger of St. Louis and their spouses; and many cousins, nieces and nephews of California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, New York and Tennessee. His wife, Sue Gugert-Brown of Indiana also survives George.

Visitation services will take place today, Sept. 12, 2008, from 6 until 8 p.m. with a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home Chapel in Vicksburg. Memorial services will take place Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at 11 a.m. The burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, where he will rest with his parents and siblings.