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Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church
Friday June 18th, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church
Saturday June 19th, 2021

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Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery
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Generose Christine Louise Dudenhoeffer

Generose C. Dudenhoeffer, age 92, of Linn formerly of Frankenstein, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at SSM Health St. Mary’s in Jefferson City


Generose was born on September 12, 1928, in Loose Creek, a daughter to the late Joseph and Rose Mary (Jaegers) Gentges. 


Generose was a 1947 graduate of Our Lady Help of Christians High School in Frankenstein.


On May 29, 1948, she was united in marriage to George J. Dudenhoeffer at Our Lady Help of Christian Catholic Church in Frankenstein.  George preceded her in death on July 23, 2015.


In addition to being a homemaker, Generose worked as a cook for St. Mary’s School, a cake decorator and ran her own catering business.


Generose was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein, VFW Post 4756 Ladies Auxiliary, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, and the Lady Sodality where she held various offices.


Generose enjoyed playing cards, quilting, gardening, cooking, and embroidery. She and George also loved to dance.


Generose is survived by: two sons, William “Bill” J. Dudenhoeffer and his wife Donna of Ozark and Dale A. Dudenhoeffer of Chamois; six daughters, Rosemary A. Bell and her special friend Rick Kettler of Blue Eye,  Donna J. Hardesty and her husband Steve of Kirkwood, Nancy M. Dudenhoeffer of Jefferson City, Janet A. Hespen and her husband Jerry of New Melle, Linda S. Foulk and her husband Dennis of Jefferson City, and Lisa J. Ruettgers and her husband Jerry of Loose Creek; one brother, James Gentges of Bonnots Mill; one sister-in-law, Sharon Gentges of Bonnots Mill; 20 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild along with numerous nieces, nephews and an abundance of friends.


In addition to her parents and husband of 67 years, Generose was preceded in death by two brothers, Tom and Richard Gentges; two sisters and their husbands, Betty and James Keller and Virginia and Bob Kirsch; one sister-in-law, Kay Gentges.


Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein with Fr. Colin Franklin and Fr. Daniel J. Merz Concelebrating. Interment will be in the Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery.


Expressions of sympathy may be made to Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.


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Mrs Dudenhoeffer was such a wonderful lady. A house full of children, even ones that werent hers, was a daily event. Thank you "Mrs Dude" for letting me be a part of your village. Godspeed on your new journey.

Michelle Bettis Steube Ankoviak Jun 17 2021 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. She was such a beautiful lady. Thinking of all of you and prayers being sent

Julie Ratica Jun 17 2021 12:00 AM

I will always remember her smiling face. She always seemed to be joy-filled, and her happy attitude always made me feel happy as well. She and my sister were classmates and were always great friends. Our family was always close friends with both the Dudenhoeffers and the Gentges families. Generose will be missed as she was a beacon of joy and an outstanding example of her generation. May God rest her soul.

Michael Broker Jun 17 2021 12:00 AM

What a beautiful picture of Generose. She was remarkable and energetic. My sympathy to the family , especially my sister in law Donna and Jessica,Jim,,Joe , and Justin.. May she rest in peace.

Kathy Bopp Jun 17 2021 12:00 AM

Rosemary, your mother was so beautiful. You shared many beautiful things about your amazing Mom with me. Thank you for giving me those sweet images although she and I never met. I pray that God will give you comfort, peace, love, and keep the great memories refreshed in your mind. Special Jesus blessings to you and your family.

Iva Presberry Jun 17 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Generose Dudenhoeffer

Debra Hausmann Jun 16 2021 12:00 AM

My mom was amazing! She taught me so much about life and how to do just about everything. How she raised 8 of us "kids", I'll never know. We will miss her terribly.

Rosemary Bell Jun 16 2021 12:00 AM

A special lady . She was so kind always wanted to visit again but never made it .what a special lady.

Peggy kempker Jun 16 2021 12:00 AM

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