Donald John Gudenkauf (1960 - 2017)


WINTHROP – Don Gudenkauf, 57, of Winthrop, entered into his eternal rest on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at University Hospitals in Iowa City.
Donald John Gudenkauf was born June 16, 1960, at Independence, the son of Vernon J. and Joan McGraw Gudenkauf.
On May 17, 1980, Don was united in marriage to Sharla Kay Main at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Monti. To this union were born two children.
Survivors include his wife, Sharla, of Winthrop; his son, Nickolas (Amber) Gudenkauf of Masonville; his daughter, Kylie (Jeff Lowe) Gudenkauf of Slater; his two granddaughters; his parents, Vernon and Joan Gudenkauf; seven siblings: Deb (Jerry) Brincks of Lidderdale; Bob (Jan) Gudenkauf of Littleton; Doris (Paul) Jacobs of Marengo; Linda (Joe Drobnick) Gudenkauf of Littleton, Colo.; Jim (Kim) Gudenkauf of Coggon; Betty Beauregard of Waterloo and Tammy Gudenkauf of North Liberty; and other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service was held on Friday, July 28, at 10 a.m. in the Church of Christ United at Winthrop with Pastor Dean Schlitter officiating. Interment was in Lower Spring Grove Cemetery near Troy Mills. A Scripture Service, led by Sharon Bainbridge, was held on Thursday, July 27, at 2:30 p.m. at Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop. Visitation followed from 3 until 8 p.m.. and an hour before services on Friday, July 28 at the Church of Christ United.
The Fawcett Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Winthrop is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Winthrop, IA 50682
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 14 to Aug. 19, 2017