Gloria M. Woodman, Janesville, WI
May 10, 1929 - October 16, 2017
Gloria M. Woodman, age 88, of Janesville, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, at Evansville Manor. She was born in Plymouth Township on May 10, 1929, the daughter of Andrew and Alta (Anderson) Lee. She graduated from Orfordville High School as Valedictorian, and married Lawrence Woodman in Janesville on February 12, 1949. He preceded her in death on March 8, 2011. Lawrence and Gloria owned Marwood Corporation. She was a member of Luther Valley Church, where she was the organist and pianist. She was also a member of 4-H, 5-H, First Lutheran Church, Lutheran Women’s Association, and the Milton Village Square Dancing Club. She had traveled to Norway, learning about her Norwegian Heritage, Hawaii, and especially loved Door County. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passionately devoted to the care of her family. Our fondest loving memory of Grandma is playing piano on Christmas Eve and us singing before we opened presents.
Gloria is survived by her four children: David Woodman of Janesville, Bruce Woodman of Janesville, Mary (Larry) Kotwitz of Edgerton and Jeffrey Woodman of Janesville; 13 grandchildren: Tim (Michelle) Woodman, Heather (Bob) Jones, Becky (Adam) Zeedyk, Axel (McKall) Woodman, Sarah (Gary) Ronek, Allissa Woodman, Nathan (Stacey) Woodman, Matthew Woodman, Anna (Billy Olson) Woodman, Jonathan (Cristol) Kotwitz, Alicia (Nickolas) Hammon, Andrew (Kelly) Woodman and Ashley (Kyle) Rule; 21 great-grandchildren: Alexis, Mitchell, Tyler, Maxton, Reise, Brooklyn, Breanna, Aubrey, Dylan, Jack, Luke, Zachary, Jack, Emma, Lucy, Kinzley, Bowen, Scarlette, Carter, Halle, and Aspen; sister, Betty Lee Johnson; and other extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Darwin Lee; and sister, Irene Martinson.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017, at FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH of Janesville. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, and again on Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Church. For online condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
A special thank you to the staff of Evansville Manor for their amazing love and devotion to Gloria.