A tragic car accident took the life of 38-year-old Jason Guderjahn in the little Wisconsin hamlet of Markesan on Friday, December 15, 2023. His family, friends, and the community are all deeply affected by the death. Warmth, laughter, and a love of life are the legacy that Jason, a devoted husband, devoted father, and esteemed employee of Integrity Lawn Service & Supply, Inc., leaves behind.
Born on August 5, 1985, to Dennis and Carol Guderjahn, Jason spent his formative years in Green Lake. His journey through education led him to graduate with the class of 2004 from Green Lake High School. Little did anyone know that this energetic young man would go on to build a beautiful life with Misty Guderjahn, his beloved wife.
On August 11, 2012, Peace Lutheran Church in Green Lake witnessed the union of Jason and Misty. Their love story unfolded against the backdrop of a community that would soon come to mourn the untimely departure of one of their own. Jason’s devotion to his family was palpable, and he took immense pride in his role as a husband and father.
The couple, sharing the joys and challenges of parenthood, brought two children into the world. Baley Heidt, Briana Heidt, Gage Guderjahn, Holdyn Guderjahn, and Brisyn Cobb now navigate a world without their father’s physical presence. Jason’s commitment to his family was evident in every aspect of his life, and his children were at the center of his universe.
A man known for his zest for life, Jason was a social butterfly who found immense joy in gatherings with family and friends. Cookouts were a particular favorite, providing the perfect canvas for him to showcase his infectious humor and love for making others smile. His antics became legendary, leaving an indelible mark on the memories of those fortunate enough to share in his laughter.
From an early age, Jason harbored a deep fascination for automobiles and Minneapolis Moline tractors. This passion, rather than waning, only grew stronger with time. It led him to BDN Transport, where he found not just a job but a place that fueled his love for all things automotive. The halls of Peace Lutheran Church echoed with his prayers and presence, reflecting the spiritual anchor that guided him through life.
In addition to Misty, Jason is survived by his sister Sara (Matt) Berry, brother Adam Guderjahn, nephews Aiden, Jackson, and Bentley, and maternal grandfather Ervin Shurpit Sr. His extended family, including aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends like Brandon Heidt and Matthew Cobb, collectively mourn the loss of a soul whose impact stretched far and wide.
The funeral service to honor Jason Guderjahn’s life will take place on Friday, December 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 440 Lake Street, Green Lake. Pastor Nickolas Haasch will officiate, providing solace to those gathered to bid farewell to a man who brought joy and light into their lives.
As the community comes together to mourn this tragic loss, the memory of Jason Guderjahn will endure in the stories shared, the laughter remembered, and the love that still echoes through the lives he touched. In this time of grief, the small town of Markesan finds strength in unity, leaning on each other for support as they say goodbye to one of their own.