August 29, 2023 – Washington Co., WI – Corrine Mlodzik, age 91, of Peoria, Arizona passed away peacefully and comfortably due to congestive heart failure on Saturday, August 26, 2023. During the three-week period from hospitalization to hospice care, Corrine continually asked one question, “When can I go home?” Corrine is home now.
Corrine was born December 2, 1931, the only child to Adolph and Marie Wahlen in Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Corrine married Donald Mlodzik of Montello, Wisconsin at St. Killian Church near Kewaskum, on June 6th, 1953.
Corrine and Don owned and operated the Hilltop Laundry in Kewaskum from 1968 to 1983. Due to Corrine’s meticulous care and daily attention, the business quickly thrived and earned a well-deserved reputation for being impeccably clean and well-maintained.
Corrine was a stay-at-home mom and was also active in the local Homemakers Club.
In 1995 Corrine and Don moved to Sun City, Arizona to be closer to Kayla and Kody, their only grandchildren. Avoiding the harsh Wisconsin winters was certainly a blessing as well. They moved to Peoria, AZ in 2020.
Corrine was a faithful member of St. Clements of Rome Catholic Church and a proud member of its Ladies Guild. Corrine enjoyed many hours of crafting and was a long-time member of Bell Craft Club and Sundial Crafts in Sun City.
Corrine was preceded in death by her parents and also her husband of 67 years, Donald Mlodzik.
Corrine is survived by her sons Jim (Terry) of West Bend, Wisconsin, and Gary (Tina) of Peoria, Arizona; along with granddaughters Kayla Mlodzik of Arvada, Colorado, and Kody Mlodzik of Glendale, Arizona.
It wasn’t until the last few years of her life that Corrine expressed how much she enjoyed visits with dogs belonging to her neighbors and friends, especially her great-grandpups. She reminisced fondly of her fluffy white farm dog from her childhood, but that was the only dog she ever owned. It was only fitting that her neighbor’s dog sensed a need to turn the “wrong way” down the hall, away from a daily routine, to find Corrine at the entry to her apartment in need of medical assistance.
In lieu of flowers, memorials, and donations can be made to the Southern Pup Dog Rescue via US mail: PO Box 71, Macon, MS. 39341. Her memorial gathering and committal will take place on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 9 a.m. at Sunland Memorial Park Cemetery 15826 N. Del Webb Blvd. Sun City, Arizona 85351.
Private notes of condolence can be sent to the family in care of PO Box 1443, Sun City, AZ 85372-1443
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.sunlandmemorial.com for the Mlodzik family.