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John "Jackie" Geuder

July 25, 1940 ~ January 26, 2018 (age 77)

John “Jackie" Geuder Jr., age 77, of Guttenberg, IA, died Friday, January 26, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

     Jackie was born July 25, 1940 to John and Ilo (Walke) Geuder in Clayton County, Iowa. Once Jackie graduated high school he entered in to the United States Army from September of 1958 until September of 1961 serving as Infantry as well as a cook to the troops in Germany.  On August 14, 1962 Jackie married the love of his life Betty Jane Borcherding at St. John’s Church in Guttenberg, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Jeff, Janet, and Brian.

     Jackie worked for many years as a truck driver and as a chef at Doug’s. It was said that he had a contagious sense of humor and was always making everyone around him laugh and smile, he loved to talk and would strike up conversations with anyone that was within an earshot of him. Jackie had a love for his grandchildren, he enjoyed his convertible, Honda, going on bicycle rides, long walks and playing cards.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife Betty of Guttenberg, children; Jeff (Christy) Geuder of Cedar Rapids, Janet Lovett of Dubuque, and Brian (Joannie) Geuder of Fishers, IN; grandchildren Cayden, Cameron, and Brianna Lovett, Leah and Olivia Geuder, and April Brewster; great-grandchildren; Paityn and Laikyn Brewster, and sister-in-law Jerri Geuder.

     Jackie is preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sister-in-law’s Merlin (Irene) Geuder, Donnie (Jean) Geuder, Doug Geuder, and one sister Jaleen Smock-Fassbinder.

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