Gladys Mary Gudeyon, age 96, passed away on January 12, 2020 at Our House Senior Living in Whitewater, WI.
Gladys was born on January 4, 1924, the daughter of Charles and Leta Porter. She met her sweetheart, Harvey Gudeyon, at a dance in Whitewater and they married on February 9, 1944. They raised three children and farmed in Richmond until retiring and moving to Whitewater in 2006.
Gladie was a member of the Richmond United Methodist Church and was very active in Sunday school and church activities over the years. She was an excellent seamstress and a talented cake decorator, having made wedding cakes for each of her children as well as numerous special occasion cakes for friends and relatives. She loved to dance, and she and Harv were affectionately known as that “cute little dancing couple” who attended polka fests and dances throughout the state.
Gladie is survived by her son, Richard (Karen) of Richmond; daughter, Kathleen (Donald) Klemp of Waterloo; daughter, Joyce (Bruce) Traxler of Whitewater; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Gladie was preceded in death by Harvey, her husband of nearly 70 years; sister, Alice White, and brothers, Louis, Roy, and Richard Porter.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Richmond United Methodist Church with interment in the Richmond Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at the Nitardy Funeral Home in Whitewater, WI and after 10:00 on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the church until the time of services.
Memorials may be given to the Richmond United Methodist Church or to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson, WI.
The family would like to thank the staff at Our House as well as Rainbow Hospice for their loving care and support.
Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.