Dr. David A. Guterman, age 85, of Reedsburg, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2010, at his home. He was born on August 30, 1925, in Worchester, MA, the son of Samuel and Anna (Coldosky) Guterman. David proudly served his country in the US Army from 1952-1954. He is an alumnus of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, from where he received his Doctorate of Psychiatry. He then practiced at Washington University for several years. David was a member of the VFW Post #1916, where he served as Chaplain, and was a member of Temple Beth El in Madison. He was a dear soul that was loved by many because he knew what was important in life. He spent his adulthood living with mental illness, being institutionalized at a time when patients were not treated in the manner that we know today. Through his disability, David taught a myriad of people that life is livable and enjoyable no matter what personal challenge. Dr. Guterman was the life-long companion of Margaret Staver and is survived by Peter Staver, Will Staver, Marueen LoBue, Julie Sharp, and Eileen Petters, along with many friends. A memorial service for Dr. David Guterman will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 8, 2010, at the Farber Funeral Home in Reedsburg, where Military Honors will be conducted following the service. Friends may call from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. David was interred at the Cole Cemetery, rural Reedsburg according to Jewish custom on Friday, November 5, 2010, with Rabbi Yona Matusof officiating. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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