Obituary: Audrey J. Wodack

Audrey J. Wodack, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016 at Algoma Long Term Care following a lengthy illness.

She was born with her twin sister, Shirley on July 5, 1927 in Sawyer, the daughter of the late Albert and Erna (Zastrow) Robertson. The family later moved to the country on County S where Audrey and her sister attended Wilson School. She later attended Sturgeon Bay High School. Audrey worked with her family harvesting cherries on her father’s farm and later years at Fruit Growers Canning Factory, Goldman’s Cherry Factory, and Wisconsin Apple Factory on East Walnut Street on the west side. She also worked a few years at Amity in Sturgeon Bay.

One day Audrey met Chester Wodack at an ice cream parlor while Chester was a Tech Sargent with the U.S. Air Force, and he later proposed to her. They were married on March 14, 1948 at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church parsonage. She and Chester operated an 80-acre cherry orchard. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1990.

She loved being with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Audrey loved the family get-togethers, going out for lunch with Rose, and their many road trips together. She also enjoyed playing the piano, was self-taught and played by ear.

Survivors include her four children, Lynn (Louis) Burlo, Rose Wodack, Colleen (Ray) Eicher, Kevin (Lori) Wodack; five grandchildren, Melissa Hadley, Rachel Hanson, Kipp Burlo, Caroline Maccoux, Lynn Medrano; and 12 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Albert and Erna Robertson, husband, Chester Wodack, brother, Roger Robertson, twin sister and husband, Shirley (Floyd) Popour.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. David Leistra officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Moravian Cemetery.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.

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