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Sherrelwood Elementary Honors Roger Gudenkauf

A painting showing two students walking to school now hangs in the lobby of Sherrelwood Elementary as a lasting tribute to community leader Roger Gudenkauf. 

His family couldn’t be more proud or grateful. 

Gudenkauf died last summer after a well-lived life that included years of support for Westminster Public School students in general and Sherrelwood Elementary in particular.   The family lived down the block from Sherrelwood and three of the seven Gudenkauf children attended the school. 

Most of the family, including Roger’s widow Shirley,  were on hand for the showing of the painting created by head custodian Shane Bryant, a gifted artist who has created art throughout the building.

If you look closely at the painting you see a message that conveys what Gudenkauf meant to the school.


Painting of young boy walking into school with young girl