Gladys M. Chaplitski

Gladys M Chaplitski

Gladys (Eberle) Chaplitski, died on June 9, 2021 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law where she lived in Baraboo. She was 94.

She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Archie Derrickson, husband Sig, daughter Jean, siblings Nancy, Elaine, Laurn, and Melvin, sisters-in-law Eileen, Genevieve, Mary, Ursula, Sophie, Pauline and and brothers-in-law Norman and William.

Gladys is survived by her brother Gene (Helen), sister-in-law Eileen, daughters Joan (Hank) and Julie (Tod), granddaughter Sasha (Duane), great grandchildren Jack, Anya, and many nieces and nephews.

Gladys was born in Livingston, Wisconsin on October 20, 1926 to Fred and Delia (Laufenberg) Eberle; Gladys and her family farmed throughout her childhood. She graduated from Spring Green High School in 1946 and on April 10, 1947 married Sig Chaplitski at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Madison. They moved to Michigan where their first of three daughters was born while Sig was in the service. Most of their years thereafter were spent in Monona, Wisconsin where they devoted time and resources to family and others while enjoying many simple pleasures including polka music and dancing. They established a large garden and orchard at their home, and shared their fresh and canned produce. A superb cook, baker and seamstress (she made countless school dresses for her daughters), Gladys was also talented with flower gardening, landscaping, crocheting, crafting, decorating and made many beautiful quilts. She worked full time and retired from a bookkeeping position at Sentry Foods. Then, following Sig´s death in 1996, she had a home built in Baraboo that she enjoyed for many years.

Foremost a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Gladys had a quiet, selfless devotion to the wellbeing of others and was a model of how “your beauty should consist of your true inner self, the ageless beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of the greatest value in God’s sight”. 1 Peter 4

We are grateful to Rev. Pedro Escribano and the Society of Jesus Christ the Priest at Divine Mercy Parish for all the years of weekly pastoral home visits and for the medical guidance of the staff of Dean Clinic and Agrace.

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Health of the Sick Church in Merrimac with Interment to follow at the Button Cemetery in Lone Rock, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, if you wish to remember Gladys with a memorial, please consider a gift to Divine Mercy Parish in Sauk City for St. Mary Health of the Sick Catholic Church in Merrimac or to Shoreless Lake School Wisconsin in Sauk City.

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