Dean A. Gudeman

Aug. 25, 1927 — Jan. 20, 2020

Dean A. Gudeman, 92, of Monticello, formerly of Medaryville, went home to be with the Lord at 12:20 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20. He passed away at his residence in Monticello surrounded by his family. 

Dean was born on Aug. 25, 1927, in Francesville, to the late Albert and Eliza (Getz) Gudeman. He graduated from Francesville High School in 1945. Dean served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War stationed at Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. On March 30, 1952, he married the love of his life, Helen Klopfenstein, in Bremen. They were married for 67 years. 

Dean was a lifelong farmer, having started his own farm after returning from the service. He farmed in the Francesville and Medaryville area where he established a loving home for his wife and four children. 

Dean loved his Lord and Savior and was a true man of God. He faithfully attended church with his family. Dean enjoyed singing and sang in different men’s quartets. He also served in various roles in his church. During his lifetime, Dean was a former member of the Apostolic Christian Church and Milroy Bible Church. He was currently a member of the Francesville First Baptist Church. Dean’s family appreciated his Christian example. 

He is survived by his wife Helen (Klopfenstein) Gudeman of Monticello; daughter Susan [Jeff] Braun of Monticello; son Gary [Doreen] Gudeman of Medaryville; granddaughters: Andrea [Casey] McVicker, Alyssa [Dan] Kreitl, Lindsey [Joshua] Jay, Lauren [Evan] Haupert, Marissa [Cameron] Smith and Sidney Stelly; grandsons: Nathan [Amy] Braun, Jared [Loren] Gudeman, Philip Gudeman, Jonathan Gudeman and Ben Stelly; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters: Judy Gudeman of Monticello and Kathleen Schrock of Tyler, Texas; sister-in-law Jean Gudeman of Tucson, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

Dean was blessed with 11 grandchildren, with whom he enjoyed close interaction with each one. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Eliza (Getz) Gudeman; son Steve Gudeman; daughter Karen Gudeman; brother Stanley Gudeman; and brother-in-law Bill Schrock. 

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, with Pastors Dennis Gutwein and Nathan Braun officiating. Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville. The American Legion will conduct military graveside services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International. 

Online tributes may be offered at

(Pulaski County Journal — Jan. 22, 2020)

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