George Dalen GuttuGeorge Dalen Guttu, 86, of Pembina, ND, passed away from lung cancer June 11, 2013, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
George was born February 22, 1927 in Red Lake Falls, MN, the son of Mathias and Clara Guttu. As a boy he moved with his family to Thief River Falls, MN, where he was raised and educated. In 1944, shortly after his 17th birthday, he entered the United States Navy and served on the USS San Saba, an attack transport used to transport troops to various locations in the Pacific Theater during WWII. George was honorably discharged in 1947 and returned to Thief River Falls. On September 25, 1948, in Crookston, MN, he married the love of his life and best friend, Lorraine C. Lysne. In January of 1951, he was called back into the Navy for the Korean conflict. Spring of 1952 brought him and Lorraine to Wahpeton, ND where he attended the North Dakota State School of Science.