Gwendolyn  Steyskal
Gwendolyn A. Steyskal, 82, of Washington, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
She was born June 22, 1937, in Hurley, New Mexico, to Raymond and Peggy (Menard) Steyskal.
Gwen is a graduate of Hurley High School and she received her RN from Hotel Dieu Hospital in El Paso,Texas, and BSNE from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio,Texas.
Gwen retired after 42 years from Daviess Community Hospital as a nurse and held many titles and received several awards while working there. She loved teaching nursing and created the telemetry program at DCH. In her last years working she worked in the ICU and loved to pray and sing with her patients.
Her memberships included the Christ United Methodist Church, April Deb's Extension Homemakers and 4-H, Indiana Nurses Association, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Daviess County Board of Health, Business and Professional Women's Club, the Optimist Club and Southwest Indiana Walk to Emmaus community. Gwen had served as president of the Daviess County Unit of the American Cancer Society and Lay delegate for District III. She helped organize the first Relay for Life in Daviess County and the first community health fairs.
As a Red Cross nurse, she taught CPR classes for many years and she loved serving as a volunteer chaplain at Daviess Community Hospital.
In her free time Gwen enjoyed, fishing, camping, woodworking, traveling, and had a love for Christian music, eagles and her dog Gertie.
Surviving are a nephew, Dean Little, and a niece ,Rhonda VanDran, both of Silver City, New Mexico; five great-nieces and nephews; and her longtime friends and sisters-in-heart, Jan Wahl and Judy Lowe, both of Washington.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her brother Raymond "Butch" Steyskal; and a sister, Kathryn Little.
Funeral services will be held at Christ United Methodist Church on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, 11 a.m., with Jerald E. Turner officiating. Burial will be held at a later time in New Mexico. Visitation will be Dec. 5 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Daviess Community Hospital Nursing Honor Guard will stand with her at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or your choice of charity. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Gwendolyn Steyskal.
Published on November 25, 2019


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Brenda Simmons Osborne
Nov 26, 2019
I remember when we were at the National Guard Armory for our Hospital party we had the best times of our lives. You were a good friend to me and I will miss you deeply.
Patty Harris
Nov 25, 2019
To one of my best friend and co worker!! No one held a candle to Gwen. She was there to help out whenever needed..may you fly high Miss Gwen !! You have done your service here.. enjoy family and friends.. your injun