FRANK SIGMUND GUTTMAN, 73, left this world to enter his
eternal home on May 7, 2019, surrounded by a loving family.
Frank shared 49 years of marriage with his loving wife Linda,
having met while attending Southwest Texas State University.
Born in Port Arthur TX, he was the son of William Sigmund
Guttman & Lois Virginia Hausenfluke. He was baptized in 1953
at Northwest Baptist Church. As a proud Viking football player,
Frank graduated from Lanier High School in Austin, TX in 1964.
He attended Texarkana College where he also played football.
Then he attended and graduated from SWTSU in San Marcos, TX
in 1968, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
and met the love of his life Linda Kay Stelzer. Linda and
Frank were married in March of 1970. He served in the U.S.
Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground in MD from 1969-1971. He
later received his M.Ed. from Tarleton State University at
Stephenville, TX in 1975.
Frank made a career of coaching Texas high school football
for over 30 years. In 1969 he began his coaching career at
Comfort High School in Comfort, TX. He also coached at Pt.
Lavaca and Ranger, TX: yet he spent the majority of his
coaching career in the Austin area at Reagan High School
(1974-1987, defensive coordinator), Westlake High School
(1987-1992, defensive coordinator), Crockett High School
(1992-1996, head coach), and Georgetown High School (1996-
2002, defensive coordinator). He was a member of Our Savior
Lutheran Church where he served as a Stephen Minister, Elder,
Shepherding Leader, Bible study leader, and spiritual mentor
to many. His most beloved OSL fund raiser was the Annual Golf
Tournament, to which he devoted many hours. He also took
great pride in his involvement in Texas High School Coaches
Association and Coaches Outreach. He enjoyed his weekly
golf game with his buddies Charlie, Leroy, Galen, & Howard.
Traveling in the US and abroad with his wife Linda, working-
out at the YMCA, attending and leading Bible studies and
devotionals, watching a variety of sporting events in person
or on the TV, playing games with family and friends, and
spending quality time with Linda, Jenna, John, and his so-
loved grandkids were the delights of his life.
He was predeceased by his father William Sigmund Guttman
and mother Lois Virginia Hausenfluke.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years Linda Kay Stelzer
Guttman, daughter Jenna Lyn Balke, son John David and wife
Stephanie Guttman, and grandchildren Elaina Kate Balke,
Alyssa Grace Balke, Ryan Davis Balke and Merritt Taylor
Frank so enjoyed attending the activities of his grand-
children and spending time both in the Austin area and
traveling around the US with them. He is also survived
by brothers and sisters-in-law Fred and Rita Stelzer,
Carol and David Pullen, Mary Lakes, John and Sarah
Stelzer. Many loving cousins also survive him.