Paysen Guthard

December 16, 2018

RAEVILLE — Services for Paysen A. Guthard, 7, Newman Grove, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church in Raeville. The Rev. Kevin Vogel will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at the church with a 7 p.m. wake.

She died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, surrounded by family at Children’s Hospital in Omaha.

Levander Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements.


Paysen Ann Guthard, daughter of Derrick Guthard and Bryttanie Nelson, was born on Dec. 30, 2010, at Albion. She was the sunshine in her family’s life, with the most beautiful, contagious smile that lit up any room and was a blessing to all who met her.

On Feb. 10, 2011, she was baptized, and on Dec. 13, 2018, she was confirmed at Children’s Hospital.

Paysen had many battles living with Lissencephaly, but she was the most brave and strongest little girl anyone had met through it all. She was loved by so many in her short life and left an everlasting imprint on all who had the joy of knowing her.

Paysen enjoyed swinging on her swingset with her brother, watching every Disney movie imaginable over and over again, playing with her favorite light-up toys and music toys, and we can never forget her famous “eye roll” that she loved to give anyone, including Mom and Dad.

Paysen is survived by her mom and dad, and brother Logan of Newman Grove; grandparents Rick and Kim Fangman of Raeville and Ted and Marlyne Guthard of Newman Grove; great-grandparents Fred and MaryAnn Fangman of Raeville and Russell and Donna Bennett of Cedar Rapids; aunts Bridgette (Jon) Pudwill of Scotia, Rose (Matt) Finkral of Albion, Victoriah Fangman of Elgin, Sherri (Andy) Zoucha of Albion, Sheila (Dan) Fowlkes of Newman Grove; uncles Dan (Tamara) Guthard of Lincoln, Doug (Jen) Guthard of Roca, Don (Teri) Guthard of Lincoln, Dennis (LaVonne) Guthard of Waverly, Darren (Renae) Guthard of Hickman, Dustin (Krissy) Guthard of Petersburg and Daryl (Holly) Guthard of Newman Grove; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her great-great-grandparents, Elvera and Fred Nelson, and great-grandparents Edward and Thelma Guthard.

The family asks that you wear your Team Paysen shirt or bright colors to the services.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.

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