OBITUARY

 

JOHN E. GUDGELL

Service Set For John Gudgell, 73

Tampico: - Funeral services for John E. Gudgell, 73, who died unexpectedly in Columbus, Miss., on his way home from Florida, will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Yorktown Church of Christ. The Rev. Roland Florence of Kewanee Church of Christ, will officiate, with burial in Yorktown Cemetery.

Military rites will be conducted at graveside by the Tampico American Legion Post.

Friends may call at the Schmidt Funeral Chapel after 2 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be directed to Yorktown Church of Christ.

John Gudgell was born March 16, 1895, in Bureau County, the son of Charles and Mary Gudgell. He was educated in the Bureau County schools and attended the Sweeney Automotive School at St. Louis, Mo. He married Anna Thomas on April 12, 1920 in Princeton. He lived in the Tampico vicinity all his life, residing in Thomas and then in Yorktown. He was a member of the Yorktown Church of Christ, American Legion Post 574 for 45 years; past commander; veteran of World War I. He was in the drainage contracting business for over 40 years.

He is survived by his widow, three sons, Lyle of Redding, Calif.; Lester of Tampico; Leo of Tampico; one daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Lois) Miller of Prophetstown; eight grandchildren, one brother, Milton of Longview, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. William (Mary) Daleiden of Eugene, Ore.; Mrs. Mervin (Hazel) Harker of Hooppole.

He was preceded by his parents, two brothers, one sister and one grandchild.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, February 12, 1968 - Friday, pg 6, submitted by Melva L. Taylor) 

 

 


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