Marian Gudenkauf – Manchester

Marian Gudenkauf, 81, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018. Visitation: 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester with a Vigil Service at 2:00 p.m. Additional visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., with Rosary by Catholic Daughters at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2018, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manchester, conducted by Rev. Gabriel Anderson. Burial: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Manchester.
Marian was born October 9, 1936, in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Leo and Florence (Biehl) Haennig. Marian attended and graduated from Manchester High school with the class of 1954. She attended Mercy School of Nursing, Cedar Rapids, graduating with the class of 1957. In 1975, she was employed for twenty one years at the Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Manchester, as a staff nurse and in supervision. She was employed two years at Good Neighbor Home, Manchester. Marian then was employed for thirteen years with State of Iowa, Department of Human Service, Nurse Supervisor I position. She retired from this employment December of 1998. Marian’s nursing career included tenure of thirty six years. Marian was an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America, Altar and Rosary Society, Our Lady of Fatima Study Club, Delaware County Retired Nurses, Busy Bee Club, Iowa Nurse Association, and Mount Mercy University Alumnae Association.
Marian was united in marriage to Lester John Gudenkauf at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Masonville, on June 30, 1959 by Rev. Michael J. O’Sullivan. Survivors include six children, Michael (Mary Lou Schaul) Gudenkauf of Masonville, James (Robin Huls) Gudenkauf of Manchester, Mark (Carrie Smith) Gudenkauf of Independence, Mary Beth (Kevin) Offerman of Manchester, Joan (Greg) Deutmeyer of Edgewood, and Janet (Michael) Philipp of Manchester; sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Laverne Vaske of Marion, Gerald (Ann) Gudenkauf of Manchester, Raymond (Sally) Gudenkauf of Ryan, Judy (Dennis) Gudenkauf, of Manchester, Elmer “Jerry” (Dianne) Gudenkauf of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mary Ann (Edward) Schulte of Manchester, Grace Pruss of Marion, and Alice (Lawrence) Sperfslage of Strawberry Point.
Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Lester; parents, Leo and Florence Haennig; a grandson, Chris Gudenkauf; a sister, Frances Joan Vaske; one sister-in-law, one brother-in-law, and two nephews.
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