IOWA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, INC.
"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated  Nivember 27, 2020

Kathleen Ann Guyette

October 1, 1925--October 22, 2020

Kathleen A. Guyette, 95 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away at the Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin on Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Kathleen Ann was born on October 1, 1925 in Fayette County, Iowa to Earl and Anna (McCue) McCunniff.  At the age of 2 Kathleen became deaf.  She received her formal education from the Iowa School for Deaf.  While attending and event at the Minnesota School for the Deaf in Faribault, Kathleen met her future husband Jack Edward Guyette, Jr. 

Kathleen and Jack resided in Austin and raised their 5 children.  They later divorced.  She then met Aven Speer and enjoyed 25 years together in Agency, Iowa.  Following Aven’s death, Kathleen returned to Austin to be near her sons and grandchildren.  At the center of her life was her devotion to her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Mary Ann Guyette; daughter-in-law Sandy Guyette; companion Aven Speer; former husband Jack Guyette.

Kathleen is survived by her children, James (Iris) Guyette of Red Hook, NY, Gerald (Theresa) Guyette of Rochester, MN, Steven Guyette of Eden Prairie, MN, Wayne (DeAnne) Guyette of Austin, MN, and Cindy (Jim) Reinert of Champlin, MN; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Darlene Lyons of Waterloo, IA.

Private family services are planned.  Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is handling funeral arrangements.