He went to his heavenly home on 11-19-2021 at 67 years old. He was born on March 4, 1954 to Julian and Mila Gudding. Jon graduated from Moorhead High School and Moorhead Area Tech School.
Jon married Sharon Niska on May 30th, 1974 and together, they raised their family in the Minneapolis area.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon, and their four children; Ryan (Kristina) Gudding, Christopher (Sonia) Gudding, Joseph Gudding and Holly Gudding. He is also survived by his father, Julian (Irene) Gudding, siblings; Susan Smith, Sara (John) Moe, Paul (Becky) Gudding, Mark Gudding, Kristin Syverson, stepsisters; Cheryl (David) Braton, Theresa Hoffman, Jean (Stan) Walker, Denise (Steve) Warner, grandchildren; Erik, Victor, Manny and Isabella, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mila Z. Gudding; grandparents, John and Ellen Gudding, Ella and Coleman Slatten; uncles Jim Gudding and Bob Gudding; cousin Shelly Swenson and brother-in-law, Leonard Smith.
Jon was a talented man in art, and music. He excelled in painting, drawing, and singing. As a young man, he played and sang in the band “Nyala”. His greatest talent was being a husband, father and grandfather. He gave of himself in caring for his family. He was soft spoken with a quick wit. He will be missed by all.
A memorial service is planned for December for the family. A more public memorial will be planned for a spring 2022 gathering.