Harvey Richard Gudeyon, Whitewater, WI (1918-2013)
January 10, 1918 - November 19, 2013
Harvey Richard Gudeyon, age 95, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at his home in Whitewater, WI. He was born on Jan. 10, 1918, the son of Richard and Mabel (Barker) Gudeyon, and lived on the family farm from infancy until 2006. Harvey married his sweetheart, Gladys Porter, on Feb. 9, 1944. They raised three children and farmed in Richmond, until retiring and moving to Whitewater, in 2006. Harvey dearly loved his family, farming, dancing, and his church. He was a member of the Richmond United Methodist Church.
Harvey is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Gladie; one son, Richard (Karen) of Richmond; two daughters, Kathleen (Donald) Klemp of Waterloo, and Joyce (Bruce) Traxler of Whitewater; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Elsie Schoenbeck of Whitewater; as well as many nieces and nephews. Harvey was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Schultz; and brothers, Ralph and Leslie Gudeyon.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the RICHMOND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Richmond, WI, with Rev. Kimberly Brumm officiating. Interment will be in the Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, WI. Friends may call from 4 until 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, at the NITARDY FUNERAL HOME, Whitewater, WI, and after 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the CHURCH until the time of the services.
Memorials may be given to the Richmond United Methodist Church or to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson, WI.
The family would like to thank the staff at Rainbow Hospice for their loving care and support.
The NITARDY FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.