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Friday January 24th, 2020

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Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
Friday January 24th, 2020

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Gwyned "Gwen" Poulsen Liekefet

Gwyned Leslie Poulsen Liekefet “Gwen”, 71, died January 18, 2020 surrounded by her family and friends. Gwen was the daughter of the late Henry M. Poulsen and Marion Rose Ford Poulsen, she was predeceased by her brother, King Poulsen.

Gwen was a native of Staten Island, New York, where she graduated Tottenville High School in 1966. On Dec. 16, 1967, she married her high school sweetheart, Francis R. Liekefet “Butch,” after his return from the Vietnam War.  Gwen returned to college, while raising her two boys, and received her associates in Medical Assisting from College of Staten Island in 1985.  

Gwen and Butch chased their dream of living on the water and moved to Suffolk Virginia after Butch`s retirement in 1989.  She continued her career at Lake View Medical Center until becoming disabled in 2002. Gwen enjoyed boating, Caribbean cruises, road trips to her favorite coastal towns, and hosting unforgettable celebrations poolside at her home on the Nansemond River.

She is survived by her Husband of 52 yrs., Butch Liekefet; two sons, Frank H. Liekefet and wife Luanne and Michael P. Liekefet and wife Holly; grandsons Michael and Jason; sisters, Holly Poulsen and Marna DiPietrantonio, as well a long list of extended family members, friends and co-workers that were all treated as family.

A graveside service will be conducted by Rev. T. Floyd Irby on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 12:45 PM at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery. Please join the family at the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, 509 W. Washington Street, Suffolk on Friday at 12 PM to travel in procession to the cemetery together.

The family asks for donations to FSR, Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFh.com.

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You will be very missed dear sister-in-law. Many fun memories we shared and family stories of our kids. Rest well. Much love Bern & Roy

Bernadette Engehausen May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Butch , Frank,Louanne, and Jasonyou are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the comming days. She was a wonderful person. We will be unable to make the funeral, but will get together soon. Hugs and much love. Rick, MaryAnn, and Cole

Rick and MaryAnn Ruppe May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Butch we are very sorry to hear about Gwen passing its been a long time but I still remember her great personality.May Gwen Rest In Peace .always Bill Pam Ryan

Bill ryan May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Butch, Frankie,Michael and Family. It's been a while since seeing Gwen but she will surely be missed. She was the matriarch of your family. She was always ready to get together with friends and family for a good time at the pool or on the water. She always treated my family and I as though we had been friends forever. If there is anything I can do for any of you, please let me know.

Joe Stone May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Butch, Frank and Mike so very sorry to hear of Gwens passing and pray that her transition was soft and peaceful. Remembering all the good times we shared.

Connie Thurnher May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Mike, We are sorry to here of the passing of your mom. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in knowing that she is in a much better place. With deepest sympathy, Stacey and Family

Stacey Riddick May 13 2021 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of her going home. She was a very special lady. We were blessed to spend many good times with her. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Love to all.

Cliff & Mary Ange May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Mike I'm so sorry to hear about your mom! Please know I'm thinking of you and the whole family through out this difficult time.

Jeff Ashby May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Butch, We are so sorry to hear of Gwens passing. It has been awhile since we all got together but we have some fond memories. May she Rest In Peace.

Mike and Pat Holley May 13 2021 12:00 AM

Loving thoughts and prayers of comfort today as you lay your mother to rest. Peace be with you all. My cousin was a beautiful, caring & funny lady. Rest in Peace Gwen

June Poulsen May 13 2021 12:00 AM

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