John Guilfoyle

John GuilfoyleJohn Guilfoyle, age 66, of Princeton, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012, at St. Therese Nursing Home in New Hope.

John Joseph Guilfoyle III was born January 18, 1946, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of John “Jack” Guilfoyle II and Julie (Saboe). He graduated from high school and went on to achieve his Bachelor’s degree in business from Eastern Kentucky University.

John served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam. For many years, he worked in sales for the Soo Line railroad which moved his family around until eventually they settled in the Zimmerman area. John then worked for the Zimmerman police department, Sherburne County Boat and Water, and started Father And Daughter Realty. He was a member of Christ Our Light Parish and also a member of the Zimmerman American Legion.

In his free time, John enjoyed spending time with his family at their cabin, spoiling his grandchildren, riding horses, scuba diving, listening to polka music, playing Santa Claus and he especially enjoyed going out to eat at all kinds of restaurants.

John is survived by his fiancée Betty Brenny of Princeton; son John IV (Mary) of Austin; daughter Ginger (Devin) Skille of Princeton; granddaughters Kelsy and Emily Skille of Princeton; brothers Tom (Tonya) of Ohio and Mark (Vicky) of Maine; sister Mary Pennington of Maine; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Matt.

A gathering for family and friends was held Thursday, May 10 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton.

A Celebration of Life was on Friday, May 11at the American Legion in Zimmerman.

Memorials are preferred to the Kriesel-Jacobson Post 560 American Legion in Zimmerman.