Joel Craig Guenther
Joel Craig Guenther, born November 9, 1951 in Waterloo, IA, died of a heart attack on Saturday, June 11, 2022, in Littleton, CO.

Joel grew up in Denver, IA. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and then a masters from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He taught communication and public speaking at cu Boulder for 25 years. Joel then worked for the public affairs office for the United States Marine Corps in Albany, GA for two years followed by 10 years with the Dept. of Interior as a writer/editor in Lakewood, CO before retiring in 2017.

He married Claudia Park in August, 1981. Joel enjoyed target shooting and making the perfect ammunition. He also enjoyed the birds we fed in the backyard, feeding ''Stumpy,” our tailless squirrel that stopped by at least once a day, tending his roses, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gerald Guenther and Lorraine Moeller; brothers, David and Jerry Guenther. Joel is survived by his wife, Claudia, brothers Tom Guenther of Lincoln, NE; Mark Guenther of Denver, lA; and John Guenther of Waterloo.
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