Monday, December 28, 2009

r.i.p. allen guenther

just received this email notice

"Dr. Allen Guenther
Funeral Memorial Service
December 30, 2009
Fellow MBBS Alumni,

Dr. Allen Guenther passed away on the morning of December 23. His wife, Anne, and all their sons, Ron, Barry and Michael, were present the afternoon before to spend time with him. The family is grateful for the goodness of God in Allen's life and in his passing. Allen has lived with Parkinson's disease for many years, his character and intellect shining through to the end. Dr. Guenther, a Professor of Old Testament, was honored as a faculty emeritus after his retirement.

The memorial service will be held at Butler Church this Wednesday morning, December 30, at 10:30 a.m. Butler MB Church is located at 4884 E. Butler Ave., Fresno, CA 93727-5093. Telephone:
(559) 252-3741. Former Presidents Elmer Martens and Larry Martens will be conducting the memorial service and offering the eulogy. You are welcome to attend."

i had allen for several classes in seminary, many of them with just another student or two. allen was a great scholar and mind, and as a student it was obvious that as he battled parkinson's he struggled with the difficulty to let all of his wealth of knowledge out to us. i appreciated every class, and am thankful to have learned from such a great guy. my condolences to his wife and family.

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