Myron "Gudie" Gudknecht, age 81 of Faribault, died on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the Golden Living Center, Wabasso.
Funeral services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Faribault on Monday, July 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Craig Breimhorst, officiating. Interment will be held at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault with veteranís military rites provided by the American Legion Post #149, Morristown.
Visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Sunday, July 11, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Monday.
Myron, the son of Edgar H. and Evelyn (Miller) Gudknecht was born on June 28, 1929 in Faribault. He graduated from Trinity Lutheran School and Faribault High School in 1948. Gudie proudly served his country as a 1 star Staff Sergeant in the Minnesota 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict in 1951 Ė 1953, after basic training in San Diego, CA. He married Barbara Wolf on December 11, 1986 in Faribault. He was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone Company for 32 years and later by the Faribault Regional Center prior to his retirement. Gudie enjoyed hunting and fishing and he believed that "dogs are manís best friend".
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Karen Gudknecht of Naples, FL and Karla (and Bob) Soucie of Ft. Myers, FL; one grand daughter, Alana Soucie; two step children, Patty (and Brent) Gulsvig of Faribault and Linda (and Bob) Merchant of South Haven; four step grandchildren, Garrett and Graham Gulsvig and Jarred and Katie Violet Merchant; and the mother of his daughters, Alice Gudknecht of Faribault.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church, Faribault or the Diabetes Foundation.
Name: Dennis Dienst
Date: Tuesday July 13, 2010
Hello Karen and Karla. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I would have like to come down this weekend, but missed the announcement. Please know that you and your families will be in my prayers over the next few months. Bye for now. D2
Name: Merry Mendoza
Date: Sunday July 11, 2010
Karen, I was so sorry to hear about your dad. I know what you are going through as I lost my mom in January. Family really helps to get us through these hard times. Take care and my thoughts are with you. Merry
Date: Saturday July 10, 2010
Dear Barb & family::::: Sending deepest sympathy to you & your's.........sorry to hear about Gute's passing......hadn't heard anything about health problem's for him & know he is in a better place waiting for all of you..probably dancing up there wih all the angel's......anyway hope to see you in Morristown sometime whenever we can get to Minnesota again.....at our favorite spot there........Blessing's.... John & Arlette Hogan -- Pleasant Hill, California