Alice C. (Schultz) GudowskiAlice C. (Schultz) Gudowski, 92, longtime Superior resident, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at St. Francis in the Park, Superior.
Alice C. (Schultz) Gudowski, 92, longtime Superior resident, died Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at St. Francis in the Park, Superior.
She was born on March 11, 1920 in Superior to John and Mary (Zanuzowski) Schultz.
Alice attended St. Louis School and was a 1938 graduate of the former Central High School.
She married her childhood sweetheart Theodore Gudowski on Nov. 5, 1941, in Carlton, Minn, and they had just celebrated 47 years of marriage before his passing in November of 1988.
During World War II, while Ted was serving in the Army, Alice worked as a secretary in Washington, DC, from 1942-1944, for the Office of Economic Warfare, Department of Defense. After the war, she worked for the Globe Shipyard from 1944-1946. She became a homemaker until her children were in school and then was employed as a secretary for Holden Insurance Company; Powell, Gee & Hendricks, Attorneys; and the University of Wisconsin-Superior, in the Language & Literature Department until her retirement in 1983.
She was a member of Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church. Alice and Ted had been members of the Superior Elks Club and she was a member of the Superior Moose Chapter 795. Alice also was a member of Beta Sigma Phi International Sorority for 50 years. She was also very active in helping organize her class reunions.
Alice was an avid reader and reading was her passion. She had belonged to a Study Club in the 50's and 60's. She enjoyed cooking, doing embroidery and hooking rugs. She developed Macular Degeneration and was no longer able to do the things she loved and this was a devastating blow to her.
She is preceded in death by her husband Theodore; parents John and Mary Schultz; stepfather Victor Kada; brothers Charles (Dorothy), Peter (Helen) and Edward (Joan) Schultz; great-granddaughter Audrey RosaLee Haugen; nephew Edward Gudowski, Jr.; and niece Mary Alice Schultz Capitain.
Alice is survived by her children, Mary "Connie" (Mike) Nevin, Superior, Nancy Hardy, Sun City, Ariz. and Steven (Penny) Gudowski, Superior; grandchildren, Shawn Michael Hardy, Hawaii, Jill M. Nevin, Superior, James M. (Ashley Barnes) Nevin, Minneapolis, Minn., Sarah C. (Dan) Haugen, Superior Nathan R. (Becky) Gudowski, Duluth, Stephanie J. (Destin Lorimor) Gudowski, and Brent T. (Rae Jean Bergner) Gudowski, both of Superior; great-grandchildren, Alice Constance, Milly and Henry Haugen, all of Superior, Natasha Gudowski, Duluth and Laneah Gudowski, Superior; nieces, Barbara Pozzi, Carol McClellan and Tita Gudowski, all of San Antonio, Texas, Joyce (Tom) Bronson, Marlys (Alan) Olson and Linda Hoium, Minneapolis, Minn; nephews, Joseph (Barbara) Gudowski, Jr., Richard (Mary) Gudowski, Timothy (Beth) Schultz, Lee Russell Schultz, all of Superior and Peter (Rosalee) Schultz, Green Bay, Wis.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, at Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church and continue until the 11 a.m. memorial Mass with Rev. Andrew Ricci as celebrant.
Burial for Alice will be in Calvary Cemetery, beside her husband of 47 years and great-granddaughter, Audrey RosaLee Haugen.
Pallbearers for the service will be Alice's grandchildren, Shawn Michael Hardy, Jill and James Nevin, Sarah Haugen, Nathan, Stephanie and Brent Gudowski. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Alice's sorority of Beta Sigma Phi, Carla Bergstrom, Barbara Bronson, Barbara Chicras, Patricia Collins, Marion Ellison, Joanne Frieman, Nancy Holmes and Patricia Lindquist.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made in Alice's name to Cathedral of Christ the King Catholic Church or to Cathedral School.
The Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, 1304 Hammond Avenue, Superior is assisting the family with arrangements.
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