Daniel Joseph Gudenkauf

Memorial Mass for Daniel Joseph Gudenkauf, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Daniel lost his battle with cancer on October 12 at the age of 67.

He is survived by his wife Linda; daughters, Becky (Terry) Spriggs, Lawrence, Mandy (Chad) Commons, Pittsburg; son, Matt (Erica) Gudenkauf, Lawrence; three brothers, Tom (Judy), Belton, Missouri, Michael (Sheryl), Topeka, Steve (Deb), California; sister, Barbara (Dennis) Davis, Topeka; and eight grandchildren, Emily, Bryce and Jonathan Commons, Pittsburg, Mitchell and Marrah Spriggs, Lawrence, and Caden, Carson and Cohen Gudenkauf, Lawrence. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Maxine; his sister, Lori Ann; and brother, Darrel.

The family will greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Colmery O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

10 Condolences

  1. Jason Karlin on October 13, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Mandy and the entire Gudenkauf family,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Daniel’s passing. I only have wonderful memories of him while growing up near your family. He helped create a wonderful, loving family that was a great example for others. Please know that you have many people with you in thought and prayer as you go through this time of grief.

  2. Marge Rowell on October 14, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Linda, I am so sorry to hear about Joe’s death. I had lost touch with you since the days of the Eagle but have great memories of that time and Joe’s helpfulness in that production. You and the family are in me prayers. Times that are not forgotten. Marge

  3. Lee and Connie Lukert on October 14, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Linda, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Beatrice Mitchell on October 14, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    My condolences to the family. May the God of comfort be with you and provide the strength needed now and in the days ahead.
    (Isaiah 12:2) Hold on to all your happy memories.

  5. Jack & Jan Newman on October 14, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Our condolences to you and your family. We will always have pleasant thoughts of him.

  6. Eloise Bornheim on October 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences go out to you and your family. May God give you the strength and comfort you need to get through this difficult time. He will be missed, but you have your memories of him to keep with you.

  7. Norma & Alvin Milner on October 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Linda & Family — we extend our deepest sympathy to you in your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Linda Stanwix on October 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Thinking of you and your family.

  9. Judy G on October 17, 2014 at 7:54 am

    To the Gudenkauf Family,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy. I know this is a difficult time. The grief that is felt when we lose a loved one can be unbearable. At such times, we can go to God’s word for comfort. God too feels hurt when an individual dies. That is why the encouragement found at Revelation 21:4 assure us that “He will remove sorrow and death will be no more.” According to this scripture, there will come a time when those we have lost in death will be brought back by means of a resurrection by Almighty God. May your family find the comfort that God makes available to all persons. Knowing that your pain is in his heart. Fittingly he is called the “God of All comfort…”1 Corinthians 1:3&4 May God be with you .May you feel his loving embrace and may he sustain you during this difficult time.

  10. Shari Wiggins on October 21, 2014 at 10:01 am

    I am so sorry to learn of your husband’s passing. May God give you and your family strength to carry on and peace and comfort from your precious memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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