THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
John W. Gudwer
Issue Date: July 12, 2017
John William Gudwer, 80, of Spalding, Mi., passed away Wednesday July 5, 2017 at Dickinson Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain.
Born Feb. 19, 1937 in Escanaba, to the late William and Emma (Labre) Gudwer, he married the former Rita Johnson on Jan. 26, 1974 in Iron Mountain.
He worked at Goodwill in Carney for many years and loved woodworking. He lived at Pinecrest for the past seven years and enjoyed playing bingo, assisting other residents and keeping the nurses on their toes.
He is survived by a son, Bill Gudwer of Menasha; a sister, Mary (Jim) Martin; a brother-in-law, Pat (Shirley) Johnson; a sister-in-law, Judy (Melvin) Klee, two nieces; three nephews; a great-niece and two great-nephews.
Along with his parents, was preceded in death by his wife, Rita and an infant son, John Billy Gudwer.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 12, 2017 at Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Spalding from noon until time of Celebration of Life funeral service at 2 p.m. (CST). Fr. Jacek Wtyklo will officiate followed by burial in Spalding Township Cemetery.