Gladys Mary Gudeyon, 96, passed away on Jan. 12, 2020, at Our House Senior Living in Whitewater.

Gladys was born on Jan. 4, 1924, the daughter of Charles and Leta Porter. She met her sweetheart, Harvey Gudeyon, at a dance in Whitewater and they married on Feb. 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 Harvey were affectionately known as that “cute little dancing couple” that attended polka fests and dances throughout the state.

She is survived by her son, Richard (Karen) of Richmond; daughters, Kathleen (Donald) Klemp, of Waterloo and 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 a.m. on Thursday at the Richmond United Methodist Church with interment in the Richmond Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Richmond United Methodist Church or to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson.

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.


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