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Karl R. Kuddes Jr.

March 20, 1938 ~ September 22, 2019 (age 81)

Karl Robert Kuddes, Jr., age 81, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 in Washington.  He was born March 20, 1938 to the late Karl R. Kuddes, Sr. and Rose, nee Saghorn, Kuddes in Prairie Home, Missouri.  On February 27, 1960, he was united in marriage to Dorotha Nell Shelton at the First Baptist Church in St. Louis, Missouri.  Karl graduated from Immanuel Lutheran Grade School and Washington High School and attended Hannibal LaGrange College majoring in business.  Mr. Kuddes was employed by Sporlan Valve from 1960 until 1972, Elmwood Golf Course from 1966 until 1972 and he owned and operated Kuddes Men’s Wear from 1972 until 1989.  He and Dorotha moved to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1993 and resided there until 2016. 

Karl loved to tell a great story while grilling his world famous wings.  He also enjoyed golf and watching sports on TV.  He was extremely active and devout member of Christ the King Lutheran Church at Lake of the Ozarks. He lovingly considered the congregation his second family.

A funeral will be held Monday, September 30, 2019 at 11:00 am at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in New Haven, burial will be in the Church cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society and The King’s Academy Scholarship Fund, 1700 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Lake Ozark, MO 65049

He is survived by two children, Jonathan Kuddes of Washington and Susan and husband Chris Mosson of Lake Villa, Illinois,  one brother-in-law, Don Means of Washington, one sister-in-law, Pat Kuddes of Washington, three grandchildren, Danielle and husband Cody Diener, Hayley Mosson and Jack Mosson, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Mr. Kuddes was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Dorotha.

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