BARBARA L. GUDKNECHT
Barb (Mrs. Gudie) Gudknecht, age 74 of Faribault, died on Monday, May 16, 2011 at Pleasant View Estates, Faribault.
Funeral services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Faribault on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Craig Briemhorst, officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Sunday, May 22, from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the services on Monday.
Barbara L., the daughter of Edwin and Violet (Rath) Wabner was born on Nov. 2, 1936 in the Wabner house in Waseca. She graduated in 1954 from Morristown High School. She was employed for many years as a bartender at Archie’s Bar, Morristown and the V. F. W. of Faribault. She married Myron "Gudie" Gudknecht on Dec. 11, 1986 in Faribault and he preceded her in death on July 8, 2010. She especially loved spending time with her grand kids and family, fishing, hunting, playing cards, chatting on the phone with close friends including Betty and Lois; and an occasional trip to the casinos with her cousin, Marcia.
She is survived by two daughters, Patty (and Brent) Gulsvig of Faribault and Linda (and Bob) Merchant of South Haven; four grandchildren, Garrett and Graham Gulsvig and Jarred and Katie Violet Merchant; two step daughters, Karen Gudknecht of Naples, FL and Karla (and Bob) Soucie of Ft. Myers, FL; one step granddaughter, Alana Soucie; her parents, Violet (and Carl) Vollbrecht of Waterville; five siblings, Doug (and Barb) Wabner of West Concord, Carl (and Sharon) Vollbrecht, Jr. of Faribault, Rick (and Linda) Vollbrecht of Morristown, Dan (and Becky) Vollbrecht of Waterville and Val (and Bruce) Braun of Morristown; nieces and nephews, Kathy Wabner, Kim (and Troy) Noll, Ryan (and Sara) Vollbrecht, Casey Vollbrecht, Brice Vollbrecht, Brian Vollbrecht, Brent Vollbrecht, Josh Vollbrecht Nathan Vollbrecht, Stephanie (and Nick) Braun, Mehgan Vollbrecht, Dr. Tina (and Doug) Rauenhorst, Jenny (and Kevin) Becker and Timothy Braun; and special great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Edwin; her husband, Myron "Gudie" Gudknecht; and the father of her children, Don Wolf.
Name: Vicki Bartelt (Wolf)
Date: Tuesday May 24, 2011
Patty and Linda so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May your memories and pictures keep you at peace during this time. Barb was a great lady! I talked to Pete and my Dad(Burt) and they both send many thoughts and prayers along with Ronnie and Brian and Sharon and the rest of the family. I know no words I say can help heal the pain you both feel. She's in great hands now and not suffering. Take care. Vicki
Name: Sister Valerie Natoli
Date: Thursday May 19, 2011
May you and your family find comfort in the treasured memories of her life well lived. Peace and God Bless.
Name: Dennis and Joan Hurry
Date: Thursday May 19, 2011
We were sorry to hear that Barb passed away. Her husband, Myron, was my (Joan's) cousin. I know that Myron and Barb were happily married for several years. Barb was our house once, but other than that we only saw her at family gatherings, which were very few in the past several years. We won't be able to come to the funeral because Dennis has doctor appointments at the VA in Minneapolis on Monday and we cannot change them. You have our deepest sympathy.
Name: Paul Raymond
Date: Wednesday May 18, 2011
Hello Bob and family. Please accept condolences from me and my family in your time of grief. May the Lord grant you and yours much STRENGTH in this time. Paul and Family IRM x7668