Obituary of Guthrie Kraut |

Obituary of Guthrie Kraut

Guthrie Kraut passed away on Oct. 23, 2015. He was 93.

Guthrie was born Jan. 21, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York. As he grew up there he developed his love of cinema, big bands, deli food and live theater. He served in World War II as a 1st Lt. in the US Army Signal Corp. The first half of his working career was in the printing industry. Then in 1974 he created a business that distributed golf books and instructional materials to pro shops and golf stores. In 1983 he moved the business from Palos Verdes to Grass Valley where the company expanded to international distribution. He was able to combine his love of golf and travel in his business.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years Susan; his sons, Steven (Fawn Gilmore) Kraut and Robert Kraut; his step-children, Tifin Kutch (Charles) Dillon and Stephani Kutch; grandchildren, Erin Hodgson and husband William Hodgson and their children Alexis and Max, Kevin Kraut and his wife Taneea Kraut and their son Logan, and Brian Kraut and his wife Katie Kraut and their children Eden and Milo. He was preceeded in death by his step-son Nolan Kutch.

Guthrie’s last days were spent in his home under the kind and compassionate care of Hospice of the Foothills. The family expresses gratitude and appreciation to Robert Lowe M.D., Jamie Hung D.O. of the SNMH Cancer Center, and Peter Callaham M.D., as well as the many wonderful doctors in our community that have befriended and cared for Guthrie over the years.

A memorial service with the family will be held at a future date.

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