LaVeta Gudehus Obituary

LaVeta F. Gudehus
LaVeta Gudehus
LaVeta F. Gudehus

March 22, 1910 - March 28, 2010
Born in Jewell, IA
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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LaVeta F. Gudehus, 100, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2010. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30am Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with burial following at Glendale Cemetery.

LaVeta Foster, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Bloyd) Foster, was born on March 22, 1910 in Jewell, Iowa. She moved to Des Moines and worked at Hawkeye Casualty Insurance, John Deere and Younkers, volunteered at Mercy Hospital and was a homemaker for many years. LaVeta married Victor Gudehus in 1949, and together they were founding members of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church.

LaVeta is survived by her daughter Carole (Ron) Hallenbeck; son John (Debbie) Gudehus; four grandchildren, Dan Hallenbeck, Matt Gudehus, Dawn Moon and Melissa Frantzen; and special friend Clara Lynn. LaVeta and Victor were also caring foster parents for several children. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Victor.

The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the staff and management at Senior Suites of Urbandale for their dedication and care for LaVeta over the past four years.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30pm Tuesday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel where a vigil service will be held at 6:30pm. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Theresa’s Catholic Church.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
10:30 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Wednesday, March 31, 2010


St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50312