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Gayle Colleen Pudlitzke

Gayle Colleen Pudlitzke, age 55 of Howard Lake, died peacefully Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005 at the Waconia Hospital.

She was born Dec. 7, 1949 at Meeker County Hospital in Litchfield to Arvid and Lyla (Rhodin) Lutter. She was baptized at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake in January of 1950.

Gayle attended school at St. James Lutheran from grades one through eight, and graduated from Howard Lake High School with the class of 1968.

She was married to Glen Pudlitzke Feb. 16, 1979.

Gayle lived most of her life in Howard Lake, except for six years, from 1984-1990, that she and Glen spent living near Portland, Ore.

Gayle is survived by her husband, Glen (“Pud”); her mother, Lyla Lutter; brothers Ellis and Dennis Lutter; sister Connie (Sheldon) Modrow; nephews Matt and Joe Modrow and Pat Lutter; niece Sandy Karg; stepchildren Gale, Alan and Gene Pudlitzke; and step-grandchildren Jenifer and Spencer; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, great nieces, nephews, and numerous friends.

Gayle will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

A memorial service took place Thursday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Howard Lake.

Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake handled the arrangements.

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