Ernest “Ernie” Glodowski, 84, Amherst, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at University Hospital in Madison.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher in the town of Stockton, with the Rev. Dan Hackel officiating.
Visitation will be at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m., and at the church from 10 a.m. Monday until the Mass.
Condolences may be offered online at
Mr. Glodowski was born Nov. 15, 1931, in the town of New
Hope, a son of the late Frank and Johanna (Dudzik) Glodowski. He graduated from
eighth grade in a one-room school house in the town of New Hope.
After school, he worked on the family farm in New Hope, with
winters spent working in Milwaukee. Each spring he would return to the
He was drafted to the U.S. Navy Nov. 22, 1955, and he served
on active duty until he was discharged Aug. 21, 1957, having served on the USS
He was married to Annette (Zywicki) Gburek Nov. 8, 1975, at
St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
They bought a farm in the town of Amherst and raised a
family on that hillside. They farmed from 1976 to 1997 and retired to their
He was a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans
Post 185 of Polonia.
Survivors include his wife, Annette; seven children, Maxine
(Dan) Chipman, Andy (Patti) Gburek, Mike (Sue) Gburek, Amy (Travis) Forst,
Marcy (Ryan) Peterson, Dave (Michelle) Glodowski and Dan (Jessie) Glodowski; two
sisters-in-law, Kathy (Greg) Glodowski and Nancy (Edwin) Glodowski; three brothers-in-law,
Roger (Diane) Burant, Ernest (Cathy) Zywicki and Lawrence (Nancy) Zywicki; 15
grandchildren; three stepgranddaughters; five great-stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Alvin, Edwin
and Greg; and five sisters, Evelyn Hintz, Bernice Ostrowski, Virginia Kaczor,
Ann Piotrowski and Violet Burant.