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Obits > 1993 - Leo M. Gudgell

Submitted by Melva L Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

November 30, 1993 - Tuesday, pg A2


Mrs. Leo M. Gudgell, age 66 of Route #2 Tampico, Ill., died at Samaritan Health System Hospital in Clinton, Iowa, Nov. 29, 1993.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Yorktown Church of Christ in Yorktown with David McCarter, pastor of Yorktown Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Yorktown Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.  Graveside military rites will be accorded by Tampico American Legion Post #574. 

Mr. Gudgell was born on March 12, 1927 in Yorktown, Ill., the son of John E. and Anna E. Thomas Gudgell.  He was united in marriage to Janice Hamilton, on July 30, 1950 at the Yorktown Church of Christ.  He was associated in Dredging and Bulldozing business for over 40 years in the surrounding area.  He was a member of the Yorktown Church of Christ and was an elder and chairman of the board at the church.  He was a member of the Tampico American Legion Post #574 and served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II.

He is survived by his wife Janice of Tampico, two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Cynthia) Attard of Brooksville, Fla., and Mrs. John (Nancy) Erickson of Wyanet, Ill.; four grandsons Charles and Michael Attard of Brooksville, Fla., and Joshua and Benjamin Erickson of Wyanet, Ill.; two brothers Lyle of Camano Island, Wash., and Lester of Tampico, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Stanley (Lois) Miller of Prophetstown, Ill.; one uncle Frank Thomas of Prophetstown, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  A memorial has been established in his memory to the American Heart Association and Juvenile Diabetics in lieu of flowers.

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