A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover, with the Rev. James Trempe officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Shuda-Plover Family Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and at the church from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered online at www.shudafuneral.com.
Mrs. Chudej was born Aug. 6, 1957, in Plainfield, a daughter of Gerald “Bob” and Lynette (Zywicki) Woyak. She graduated from Tri-County High School in 1975.
She graduated from the Wisconsin School of Cosmetology in 1976.
She began her career as a hair stylist at Today’s Heads in Stevens Point, before joining the J.C. Penney Salon from 1983 to 2001.
She was married to James Chudej May 14, 1983, at St. Paul Church in Plainfield.
The couple owned and operated “Just Country” bar and restaurant in Amherst from 1980 to 1984.
In 2001 she began working as a stylist at 7th Heaven Salon in Plover and stayed there until 2011.
In 1999 she began delivering her beautician services to many of the area’s assisted living and nursing homes. In 2012 she began a new venture as a baker for Copps.
For years she has dressed as Santa during the Christmas season and visited several area child daycares where she would read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and hand out presents to children.
She was an avid member of St. Bronislava Parish Council of Catholic Women.
Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Chelsea; her parents, Gerald and Lynette Woyak, Bancroft; four sisters, Jane (George) Robinson, Plainfield, Carol (Mark) Beyerl, Stevens Point, Geri Lynn Goodwin, Wisconsin Rapids, and Susan (Andy) Besaw, Bancroft; two brothers, Gary (Brenda) Woyak and Robert (Jennifer) Woyak, both of Plainfield; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Whitney Jo; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.