Joe Guder…May 15, 1934 – July 11, 2018



A celebration of life for longtime McClave resident, Joe Guder, will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday July 17, 2018 at the Peacock Funeral Home in Lamar with Pastor Mike Schneider of the Wiley Community Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Wiley Cemetery in Wiley, Colorado.

Per Joe’s request there will be no public visitation.

Joe Guder was born on May 15, 1934 in McClave, CO to Ed Guder and Velma Turner-Guder and departed this life on Wednesday July 11, 2018 at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, CO at the age of 84.

Joe loved life and lived it well. He was honorable, compassionate and loved his family more than anything.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; by an infant sister – Jane; one brother Ed Guder and by one sister Betty Kocinski that passed away the same day as Joe.

Joe is survived by his wife Shirley Guder of McClave; by two daughters – Jodie (Wayne) McClary of Aurora, CO and Lesli (Kirk) Smith of McClave; by five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; by one brother-in-law – Len Kocinski of Adams, Wisconsin; and by one sister-in-law – Bonnie Guder of Lamar; as well as by numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Wiley Community Church either directly or through the funeral home office.

Services for Joe Guder are under the direction of the Peacock Funeral Home. For additional information and online condolences please visit our website at

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