Denise Diane Guderian

October 09, 1953 - July 09, 2021

The love of my life & the Matriarch of our family, Denise Diane Guderian, 67, passed away peacefully at our home on Friday evening July 9th with her family by her side.

Denise Guderian JpgDenise was 65 when she was diagnosed with Bile Duct Cancer. She battled this beast for two years & was a fighter until the end.

Denise was born in St Cloud, MN & lived much of her childhood years growing up in Wahpeton, N.D. While in high school, she met the love of her life, me…Les Guderian of Breckenridge, MN. Denise & I were high school sweethearts & she was just 17 & I was 18 when we got married. She always said that we raised each other & I think she was right. Five years later, we started having kids & ended up with two boys & two girls. I always told her she was the yin to my yang, making us the perfect couple.

She had so many talents…where do I begin? She took great pride in her garden & flowers. She had a green thumb & called her backyard her own personal Shangri-La. Denise & I celebrated our 50-year wedding anniversary this year with a party at our home on June 19th. This gave her a chance to see many friends & family members before her passing. Denise was a worker bee & a bit of a perfectionist. She worked at Benchmark Electronics for 20-plus years & loved her job because of the many friends she made. Denise will be remembered for her kindness, her ever-present smile & her movie-star looks. She truly was a beauty both inside & out. Besides being the best wife a man could ever have, she was also an unbelievable mom & grandma.

Our four children include Kyle (Kathi) Guderian, grandchildren Trey, Emory & Finley from Fort Wayne, IN., David Guderian, Angela Guderian, & Kimberly (Paul) Jass-Mahoney, grandchildren Ben & Lainey from Winona. Denise super loved her grandchildren & her biggest regret was not being able to see them grow up. However, as she said, “I guess God has other plans for me.” Denise also leaves behind her two loving sisters Connie (Lee) Nelson & Schondra (Marty) Kassahn, as well as her brother Scott (Nicole) Siemers. Plus, a ton of other relatives & many friends. She was loved by so many & will be greatly missed!

Her father, Gordon Siemers, preceded her in death, with her mom, Alma, still going at 88 years old. God bless Denise! Be sure & hug someone today! Love you forever, Niece! See you in heaven!
A Memorial Celebration of Life for Denise will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 16, at the Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview, MN. Visitation will be held from 1 – 3 p.m. on Friday at Hoff Celebration of Life Center. Happy Hour will follow the service at the funeral home in Denise’s honor. Please leave a memory of Denise and sign her online guestbook at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family.