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  1. To the Gudal Family,

    I just heard about Rick. What a shock! My prayers go out to you all! I never had the pleasure of meeting Rick in person but I had several years of phone conversations with him in his job with Senator Young. He was always very kind & helpful to me with any problem I ever had. In fact I left a phone message for Rick on Friday afternoon. I know now he won’t be able to call me back.

    May God Bless You All at this time!

  2. Peggy,
    My thoughts are with you at this sad and difficult time. Peace be unto you.
    Meri Reinhold
    (and Staff at MCUM)

  3. We can not begin to express how sorry we are for your loss. We will miss Rick dearly, he will always have a place in our hearts. Please don’t hesitate to call if you need anything at all. Remember that we love you.

  4. Dear Gudal Family,
    We were sad to read of Rick’s untimely death. You have our deepest sympathy. He will be missed by all of us that knew him.
    Jill and Kevin Bird

  5. Peggy, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Rick. I am so so sorry. Rick was a great part of my everyday life back at WTTS in the 70’s and 80’s. I get a great feeling everytime I think about the things we did an the fun we had doing our jobs. Even under the pressure of live radio, Rick had a way that was truly his and his only. Being around him was always the best. I will remember him and cherish the times we all had. The annual “Tree Trimming Party at the Gudal’s” was one of those times. I can say that I was very fortunate to have known and worked with Rick, and I will keep his memory with me always. God Bless you and your Family.

    Christ Drossos, aka Chris Michaels

  6. Peggy and family, Just a note to let you know I am thinking about you through this hard time. You are in my prayers.

    Carilyn (bloomington township)

  7. Peggy and boys,
    We are so sorry to hear about Rick. You were a very special part of our life for quite some time. I think of you often but our lives get so busy, we don’t take the time out to see each other. Then when something like this happens, we wish we had taken the time. If there is anything you need please let us know. We will be coming to the memorial service in Bloomington when you have it. Robin & family

  8. Peggy,
    I am so shocked and saddened by this news. My heart goes out to you. Rick, without a doubt, in my 30 years of public work, was the best boss I ever had. He always accommodated my needs of juggling work with graduate school. He made it possible for me to get my master’s degree way back when. And I remember very fondly the Christmas parties we had at your house: the laughs we had, the popcorn garlands we made.
    My sincere sympathy,
    Tim England
    San Marcos, TX

  9. Please accept my sincere condolences. I always saw Rick at the YMCA running around the track, and he ALWAYS had a smile on his face. I will also have warm memories of him. In the many “small” conversations that we had at the Y, he was always extremely upbeat and never muttered a hateful word. People like Rick are hard to find in today’s world. He will truly be missed.

  10. Peggy and Boys,

    Sorry we can’t be there for the funeral but you are definitely in our thoughts and prayers. We have many fun memories of the past with Rick and all of you.

    With Love, Ronnie and Sharon

  11. Hello Peggy, David, Ryan & Chris:

    This is John Schroeder, your next door neighbor. I just want to extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband and father.

    Your dad was such a nice person. Though my encounters with Rick were mostly brief, I always enjoyed speaking with him, and I could tell he was a man of grace and diginity.

    If you ever need any help with the home or Whisper, please let us know. We can be reached at 812.335.1518.

    John Schroeder

  12. I have never met Rick, but I work daily with his son, Ryan, at Aurora Alternative High School. From what I have heard from others who knew Rick, he was a great person, good democrat, and supportive father. Our love and sympathy is extended to Ryan and his family. Barb and Lisa

  13. I did not know Rick personally, but I called Senator Young’s office this past summer and talked at length with him. He was a very kind and helpful man.We spoke about several things including the Cannelton area and I was surprised to know that he was from here. I for one will greatly miss him. It was such a pleasure to speak to someone like him. To the family: you have my sympathy. We lost a great man.

  14. Dear Peggy,
    I was so shocked and sorry to read of Rick’s unexpected passing this evening and wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rick & I worked together in the early 70’s at WGRE when I replaced Betty Turnell on the faculty and quickly realized Rick was the best one to manage the station with his great way with students. I always appreciated his quiet and kind ways, love of news/broadcasting, and professionalism. I can still remember the look in his eyes and wry smile during humorous/outrageous situations with students and our secretary! I enjoyed our year together and am sorry we were limited in our times to a couple meetings at DePauw, but I always listened to him in his professional radio days. It is a great loss to our city and state—truly a good man and I am sure you have warm and wonderful memories of your life together to help get you through this difficult time. Please call if there is anything I can possibly do. Larry

  15. My deepest sympathies go out to the Gudals, for a very untimely death.

    Rick was a good friend and professional colleague of mine for decades, when we both worked in radio news departments here in Indiana. I also spent time as News Director at WFIU, on the IU campus, picking up where Margaret Joseph left off. We both contributed a lot to the Associated Press and Network Indiana during our respective newsroom careers.

    I just talked to him only about a month ago, first with a visit to his office and then a follow-up on the phone. I can’t say that anyone (except perhaps for Republicans) had a bad word to say about Rick. I, too, will miss him terribly.

  16. To the family my condolences for the loss to the family. Rick and I were Radio brothers over the years since I was in the broadcast field also. We traded news stories over the past 30-plus years. I miss him as others will as a friend and know the family are attached by heart strings. As always we in the news business would sign off with “My name is Pat Clark reporting”

  17. Peggy,

    We were so sorry to hear about Rick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Peggy and family-

    Shaun and I want you to know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time, and you will be in our prayers!

  19. So sorry to learn of Rick’s sudden passing away. Just wanted to let you know that you and the boys are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself.

  20. Im sorry to here about the loss of such a great friend, Husband, and Father. Dave is one of my best friends and to here about his familys loss makes sad. If any thing is need dont hesitate to call.

    my condolences, Paul Silkworth

  21. Dave,

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. There is nothing more difficult to deal with than losing someone you love. When things like this happen, we realize how precious life is, and hopefully become more thankful of each day that is given to us. I know that you are a strong person and that you can get through this difficult time.

    “For we know that when this tent we live in now
    is taken down ~ when we die and leave these bodies ~
    we will have wonderful new bodies in Heaven,
    homes that will be ours forevermore…
    That is why we look forward eagerly to the day
    when we shall have heavenly bodies
    which we shall put on like new clothes!”
    (II Corinthians 5:1,2 LB)

    “And, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of Heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.”
    – William Shakespeare

    “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
    – Martin Luther King

    “The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of the final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.”
    – John F. Kennedy

    “In the great scheme of things, what matters is not how long you live, but why you live, what you stand for, and what you are willing to die for.”
    – Paul Watson

    “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”
    – Robert Frost

    I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers,

    Much love,

    Marcie Fry

  22. Sorry I’m late on this, I just found the obituary. I remember Rick when the tower went over, wearing a serape and serving coffee to workers trying to get us back on the air …and his repetitious use of his favorite spanish phrase. This was way too soon for him, I’m sorry.
    Mel Browning

  23. I just want to let the Gudal family know that they are in my daily thoughts and prayers. My brother and I grew up and were friends with David. Mr. Gudal came to many of our events. He was always there with a kind smile. He will truly be missed.

  24. ” Dear David, I didn’t know till much later
    about your Dad. I am so sorry! I know that words just don’t help but I wanted you to know we still care about you.

    Yours truely, Grandma Boyce

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