27 March PGMP Kathy Gonzagowski Passes Away March 27, 2017 By The Fraternal Order of Eagles General 0 Katherine S. Gonzagowski, 75, of Mesa, AZ, passed away Feb. 8, 2017. She is survived by her brother Bruce Gonzagowski, Mesa, AZ and many close friends and relatives. She was born in Mauston, WI on July 29, 1941. Her parents were Joseph and Myrtle Gonzagowski who preceded her in death. She spent most of her adult life in Madison, WI, where she worked for 40 plus years as an LPM at the Central Center for the developmentally disabled. Following the death of her sister-in-law Patricia Gonzagowski (Williams) she moved to Baraboo, WI to be with her brother. They spent 7 winters as snowbirds in Mesa before moving there in May of 2016. Katherine was very active in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary holding offices at the local, state and national level. In 1989 she was installed as the National Grand Madam President and spent 12 months visiting Aeries in Canada and the US. She was also an avid sports fan and loved watching her Badgers, Brewers and Packers. She was a charter member of the Madison Packer Backers. In her 20's she played on a traveling fast pitch softball team for Red Dot Foods. She played in many tournaments in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa. She loved to travel and spend time in Europe, Canada, Mexico and all 50 states. She also went on many cruises. Visitation is scheduled at the Redlin Funeral Home located at 401 Madison Avenue, Baraboo, Wisconsin on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM as well as on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church located at 300 2nd St, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, April 10th at 10:00 AM. at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Interment will be at Roselawn Cemetery in Monona Grove, WI. Memorial may be sent in Katherine's name to Home on the Range, 16351 I-94, Sentinel Butte, ND 58654. Cards may be sent to Bruce Gonzagowski, 453 S. Parkcrest #424, Mesa, AZ 85206. --- Gonzagowski, a Past Grand Madam President of The Fraternal Order of Eagles, joined the organization as a member of Madison, Wisc., Auxiliary #623 in 1963 to honor her mother, Myrtle. She was unanimously elected Grand Madam President at the 1989 International Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. Sister Kathy used a briefcase as her logo during her year to inspire Auxiliary members to act as saleswoman for the organization during her year. “No salesperson ever had a better product to sell than what we’re offering,” she said. “We’re a patriotic and humanitarian group, and we have lots of fun helping others.” Sister Kathy went on to serve twice as Madam President, and in 1983 was elected Wisconsin State Madam President, a position her mother held a decade earlier. Under her leadership, 820 new members and three new Auxiliaries were welcomed aboard in Wisconsin, and in recognition of her achievements, she joined the Grand Auxiliary as Grand Madam Outside Guard in 1984. Serving others was the hallmark of Sister’s Kathy’s life, both inside and outside of the F.O.E. For more than 40 years, she worked as a nurse at the Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled. She was also on the Mayor’s Committee on Juvenile Delinquency in Madison, served on the National Advisory Board for Health Care workers and participated in many other local and state programs aimed at improving society. The Eagles was always Kathy’s major vehicle for putting her humanitarianism into action. “Eagledom means just what our motto says: “People Helping People” she said. “And at the same time there are the fun and friendships you have and make while helping others through the club.” Related Articles Grand Trustee John Noldan Passes Away Brothers and Sisters, It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Grand Trustee John Noldan, 66, of pancreatic cancer. John was a proud and dedicated Eagle, firmly committed to upholding the Ritual and serving the Fraternal Order of Eagles in every way he could. He is survived by his loving wife, Kat, four children and nine grandchildren. PGWP George Ziebol Passes Away We are deeply saddened to announce the loss of Past Grand Worthy President George Ziebol. George passed away yesterday after a valiant battle with heart disease. 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