Adam John Gdowski Sr.

Adam John Gdowski Sr. son of Matthew and Anna (Kula) Gdowski was born on December 6, 1929 in St. Edwards, Nebraska. He was baptized at the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Fullerton, Nebraska. Adam graduated from Belgrade High School in 1947. Adam enlisted in the United States Navy in 1950, he was honorably discharged in 1954. On November 20, 1955 Adam was united in marriage to Jacqueline Ann Bailey. He worked for Griffin Pipe in Council Bluffs, Iowa for over thirty five years. He retired in June of 1995. Adam enjoyed farming and working on vehicles and collecting junk. But all that junk always had a price on it. He knew how to wheel and deal. He was proud of his junk. He enjoyed getting outside and sitting in the sun. He always put a very big garden in every year.

On November 8, 2022 Adam passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family, having attained the age of 92 years old.

He is preceded in death by his wife Jacqueline Bailey, daughter Leta Indermuhle, sons Adam Gdowski Jr. Charles Gdowski.

Left to cherish his memory his daughters Anna Ahart of Butte, Nebraska and Jacqueline Smith and Dave Gittins of Missouri Valley, Iowa, son Edward Gdowski of Missouri Valley, Iowa, son in law Jerry Indermuhle of Shelby, Iowa, nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, nieces and nephews and other family and many friends.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 11, 2022 with a Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa with Father Joel McNeal officiating.

Music Selections

“Go Rest High on That Mountain” “How Great Thou Art”

Honorary Casket Bearers

Tyler Smith Wyatt Smith

Tonya Cruz Anna Wade

Donnie Ahart Skylar Frazier

Final Resting Place

Mt. Carmel Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa



  • Blaine and Laura Shipman Posted November 9, 2022 4:47 pm

    So sorry for you loss, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  • Nancy Folden Posted November 10, 2022 8:48 am

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Adam. I was so glad I got to visit with him one last time.

  • Anna Wade Posted November 10, 2022 5:07 pm

    I will miss you forever. Greatest grandpa a grandkid could ever ask for. My heart is missing you dearly.

  • Jeff Schleisman Posted November 11, 2022 4:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss prayers to your family. Adam was a great man.

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