Guegel family donates to Let’s Go Fishing

Lori Griess, daughter of Bill Guegel, presents a $735 donation to Fred Luckeroth, chairperson of Let's Go Fishing Headwaters Chapter.
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Friends and family of Bill Guegel donated $735 to the Let’s Go Fishing Headwaters Chapter.

During the check presentation, his daughter, Lori Griess, said he moved to the Park Rapids area as a young boy when his parents became managers of Hoosier Beach Resort on Lower Bottle and Stocking lakes.

At 13, Bill began guiding, expanding his services to many area resorts and local summer residents.

After high school, Bill worked part-time for the DNR Fisheries Division. He eventually became the Park Rapids manager and continued in that capacity until he retired in 1987.

“He worked closely with area conservation clubs and offices throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan to ensure the quality of fishing on the area lakes,” she said. “He loved sharing his love of fishing with his family and lifelong friends. The best part was the shore lunch or fish fry that benefited from his expertise. He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren reel in their first crappies, walleye and northern to mastering the art of fly fishing.”


Lori said when her father recently passed away, the family discussed which memorials would reflect what was important to Bill.

“We felt that, by this donation to your program, you would help continue his legacy of ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the love of fishing on the waters of local lakes,” she said.

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