Arlene Ann Mucha, 85, Stevens Point, died Friday, Jan. 20,
2017, at her home after a lengthy illness.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at The
Highland Church, 700 Hoover Road, Stevens Point.
Donations may be made to one of her passions to provide Bibles
to the incarcerated at [email protected] or 715-544-1145.
Mid-Wisconsin Cremation Service assisted with arrangements.
Condolences may be offered online at www.honorone.com.
Mrs. Mucha was born May 27, 1931, in the town of New Hope, a
daughter of the late August and Angela (Platta) Pudroski. She grew up in the
Stevens Point area and attended St. Peter School and St. Joseph’s Academy.
She settled in the Chicago area after high school.
She was married to Stanley Mucha. He preceded her in death.
She was an active weekly volunteer for more than 35 years at
Heinz Veterans Hospital in Chicago.
She was a student of the Bible and was ordained as chaplain
in 1980. She served as a chaplain in jails and prisons for more than 30 years,
including at correctional institutions in Chicago, Joliet and Elgin Ill.
Shortly after her husband’s death, she returned to Stevens
She held worship services and counseled inmates at the
Portage County jail in Stevens Point and in 2007, she was honored with the “Klismet
Justiceworks Award” by the chaplain of the Portage County jail.
She also hosted Bible study groups and prayer meetings in
She was a member of The Highland Church.
Survivors include one son, Daryl Cross; three brothers, Jack
Pelton and Norbert and Dick Pudroski; nieces; and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Wozniak
and Leona Bolms; and one brother, Leonard Pudroski.