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George J. Dudenhoeffer

George J. Dudenhoeffer, age 88 of Frankenstein, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Linn Living and Rehab Center in Linn.

George was born on April 4, 1927, in Frankenstein, a son to the late Paul and Mary (Samson) Dudenhoeffer.

George attended school in Frankenstein and was drafted in to the United States Army during his junior year of high school. He served as an MP in Germany.

On May 29, 1948, he was united in marriage to Generose Gentges at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein. She survives at the home.

George worked for American Bakeries in St. Louis as a mechanic/garage foreman for 24 years before moving back to Frankenstein to farm.

George was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church and along with his six brothers, was a charter member of the Linn Knights of Columbus Council #4838. He was also a member of Linn VFW Post #4756.

He enjoyed rock and coin collecting, playing preference tournaments, and playing the card game Hand and Foot with his grandchildren. George was a storyteller and loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his spouse of 67 years, George is survived by: two sons, William "Bill" Joseph Dudenhoeffer and his wife Donna of Ozark and Dale Allen Dudenhoeffer of Chamois; six daughters, Rosemary Ann Bell of St. Louis, Donna Jean Hardesty and her husband Steven of Kirkwood, Nancy Marie Dudenhoeffer of Jefferson City, Janet Ann Hespen and her husband Jerry of New Melle, Linda Sue Foulk and her husband Dennis of Jefferson City, and Lisa Joann Ruettgers and her husband Jerry of Loose Creek; four brothers, Francis Dudenhoeffer of Linn, Vincent Dudenhoeffer and his wife Patsy of Centerville, IA, Paul Dudenhoeffer, Jr. and his wife Marilyn of St. Louis and Richard Dudenhoeffer and his wife Rita of Linn; one sister, Mary Ann Boillot of Linn; 20 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and an abundance of friends.

In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by: two brothers, Alphonse and Bernard Dudenhoeffer; three sister-in-laws, Loretta, Martha and Rose Dudenhoeffer; a brother-in-law, Lester Boillot.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015, at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein with Fr. I.C. Medina as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery in Frankenstein with full Military Honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Our Lady Help of Catholic Church or SSM Hospice.


Sunday, July 26, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Our Lady Help of Christians
Hwy C
Frankenstein, MO 65016

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, July 27, 2015
10:00 AM

Our Lady Help of Christians
Hwy C
Frankenstein, MO 65016

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Deepest sympathy Generose........Debra (daughter of Walter and Dorothy Hausmann)

Debra Hausmann Aug 1 2015 12:00 AM

Death is never easy,but may it comfort you to know you have a hope of a resurrection whereby,one day in the future,you will have the opportunity to reunite with "GEORGE" again without anymore ailments.(Job 14:14,15) At that time,he will never again say, I am sick".(Isaiah 33:24) I'm sorry for your loss.

L Jul 29 2015 12:00 AM

Mary Ann and all families: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

Linda Roberts Jul 26 2015 12:00 AM

Generose & Dudenhoeffer Family, Words cannot express how saddened we were to learn of George's passing. He was a wonderful man with a warm smile. Please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers. Brian & Dee Kempker

Dee (Kliethermes) Kempker Jul 26 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you release your loved one into God's care.

Doris & Richard Adkins Jul 25 2015 12:00 AM

Our condolences to the entire Dudenhoeffer Family. Janet & Jerry, our sympathy's are with you at this difficult time. Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal...but love leaves a memory that no one can steal. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Lisa

Lisa & Mike Stricker Jul 24 2015 12:00 AM