Viola Gellings, 91, of Lomira passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lomira.
She was born on July 29, 1916 in the town of Auburn, the daughter of the late Samuel and Lorena (Majerus) Gudex, and on May 25, 1940, she married Edwin Gellings at St. Mary’s Church in Eden.
He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1974.
The couple farmed together in the town of Eden from 1946 to 1973.
After moving to Lomira, Viola cooked for the nuns at St. Mary’s, worked at the senior meal site and was active in volunteering at Hope Nursing Home.
She was a member of the Legion of Mary and St. Mary Catholic Church in Lomira.
Viola enjoyed embroidery and dancing, especially polkas.
Survivors include her children, Louise Feucht of Mayville, Robert (Arlene) of Campbell-sport, Walter (Patti) of Van Dyne, Jackie (Steve) Schrauth of Camp-bellsport, Sharon (Scott) Wondra of Lomira and Roger of Sacramento, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Marie Sabish of Campbellsport and Johanna Runge of Fond du Lac; her brothers, Sam (Beatrice) Gudex and John (Lou Ann) Gudex, both of Campbellsport, and Norman Gudex of West Bend; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Along with her husband, Viola was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeff Schrauth; and a brother, Loren Gudex.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Campbellsport.
Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate, and burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Eden.
Visitation will be at the church Friday from 3 p.m. until time of Mass.
Twohig Funeral home, Campbellsport, is serving the family.
You gave us your last smile,
Said could you stay awhile,
Then the heavenly gates just opened wide,
And a lovely voice said "Come."
Your weary hours, your days of pain
Your weary nites are past,
Your very patient, worn out frame,
Has found sweet rest at last.