Francis ‘Frankie’ E. Gudowicz

Francis ‘Frankie’ E. Gudowicz

ARMSTRONG CREEK, Wis. — Francis “Frankie” E. Gudowicz, 91, of Armstrong Creek, Wis., passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.

He was born in Armstrong Creek on Nov. 22, 1929, the son of the late John and Regina (Makowski) Gudowicz-Bray.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. Frankie worked at Wicklander’s in Chicago for 50 plus years until retirement and returned to his hometown of Armstrong Creek. He enjoyed visiting with family and friends and was loved by all who knew him.

He loved nature especially feeding his deer, taking rides in the country, deer hunting and trapping when he was a young man. He was a fan of the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers if they weren’t in competition with the Bears.

He had a strong religious faith and was always willing to lend a hand. Frankie had a love for Polish food — sauerkraut, Polish sausage, and pierogis — along with his sister Irene’s famous Italian lasagna.

Francis is survived by his siblings, Irene (James) Flosi, Raymond (Barbara) Gudowicz, and Bernard (Wanda) Gudowicz; special friend, Barbara Corrigan; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Mary Gudowicz.

He was preceded in death by his siblings,: Edwin (Julia) Gudowicz, Wanda (Gene) Kulp, Eugenia (Robert) Sinclair, Eleanor Young, Johnny Gudowicz, and Florence (Claude) Spencer.

Memorial gathering will be from 10 a.m. until the time of his Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church on Friday, Oct. 22. Full military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 325 and VFW Post 744 at the Pine Hill Cemetery.

Special thank you to all the caregivers and staff at Florence Health Services, Dickinson County Healthcare System and Oscar J. Johnson VA Medical Center for all the wonderful care and compassion shown towards Frankie.

Roubal Funeral Home is assisting Frankie’s family with arrangements.