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Garry Gudenkauf


Garry Gudenkauf of Wyoming passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, at Ed and Joan Hemphill Hospice at St. Luke's Hopsital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Lahey Funeral Home. Burial will be held at Wyoming Cemetery.
Garry was born Oct. 4, 1954, in Iowa City, to Carl Jr. and Mary (Lewis) Gudenkauf. He attended Monticello High School. He married Susan Christiansen on Aug. 7, 1976, at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. Garry worked for many years as a truck driver. He was a past member of the Wyoming Fire Department and the Monticello Jaycees. He enjoyed fishing, gardening and driving his golf cart around to socialize. Garry also liked to watch Western movies and listen to country music.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Susan; children, Heather Gudenkauf of Monticello, Heidi (Eric) Nelson of Eldridge, Sheldon (Andrea) Hunter of Wyoming and Darcy Hunter of Wyoming; eight grandchildren, Quarrie Gudenkauf, Anthony and Alicia Sanders, Erika Nelson, Landon, Carson and Sophia Hunter and Amber Hunter; sisters, Vicki Hudgins of Iowa City and Beth Gudenkauf of Marion; brothers, Paul (Diane) Gudenkauf of Jesup, Jim (Charlotte) Gudenkauf of Wyoming and Rick (Cyndi) Gudenkauf of Wyoming; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jackie; and twin brother, Larry.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.laheys.com.