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James Gudenkauf – Coggon

James Gudenkauf age 58, died, peacefully, Monday, November 23, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Private family services will be held at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello where a public visitation will be held from 9 until 11 Saturday, November 28, 2020. Pastor Becky High will officiate at the services. Mask’s must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the funeral home. Social distancing needs to be practiced as well.
Surviving is his wife, Kim, 3 daughters, Savanah (Dennis) Andrews, Samantha (Kyle) Wacker, Felicia(Matt Luke) Gudenkauf, 10 grandchildren Lauren, Matthew, Arizona, Hannah, Rowan, Memphis, Phoenix, Gracelynn, Roselynn and Phiona, his parents, Vernon (Joan) Gudenkauf, a brother, Robert (Jan) Gudenkauf, 5 sisters, Debbie (Jerry) Brinks, Doris (Paul) Jacobs, Linda (Joe) Drobnick, Betty (Don) Hesseling, Tammy Gudenkauf, a sister-in-law, Sharla Gudenkauf. He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald.
James Thomas Gudenkauf was born July 31, 1962 at Dubuque, Iowa. He was the son of Vernon and Joan McGraw, Gudenkauf. Jim graduated from the East Buchanan Schools in 1980. He started farming near Masonville. He later worked at Cascade Die Mold in Monticello and All American Homes in Dyersville. He returned to farming, the job he really loved when he went to work for Louis John Zumbach. Jim married his wife Kim DeChant in 1993 at her mother’s home in Delhi.
Jim enjoyed woodworking and carpentry work as well as riding his motorcycle. He also enjoyed working and fixing old tractors, especially his Alias Chalmers Tractors.

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