William V. Gudorf,72, Otwell

William V. “Bill” Gudorf, 72, of Otwell, passed away at 7:37 a.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020, at home.

He was born in Fulda on August 15, 1947, to Richard and Mary (Ballow) Gudorf.

A 1965 graduate of Jasper High School, he was a United States Navy Veteran. He retired from Rainbow Foods, after a lifetime of working in the grocery business.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and going for drives to enjoy different scenery and restaurants with his companion, Esther. 

Surviving are two sons, Robert “Mark” (Patrizia), Gudorf of Sicily, Italy, and Vince (Kim) Gudorf of Birdseye; three grandchildren, Joshua, William, and Brittany Gudorf; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Margie (Daniel) Bell of Santa Claus; two brothers, David (Mary) Gudorf and Mark (Karen) Gudorf, all of Jasper; and his companion, Esther Pancake of Otwell.

Preceding him in death were two brothers, Richard and Larry Gudorf.

A funeral service for William V. “Bill” Gudorf will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. V.F.W. Post No. 673 will conduct military gravesite rights.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 2 p.m. service time at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper on Wednesday, March 18.

Memorial contributions may be made to V.F.W. Post No. 673 or to the wishes of the family.

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