A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 1, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson, with the Rev. Thomas Coyle officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, beginning with a rosary, and then again from 10 a.m. Saturday until the Mass.
A memorial donation in his name may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic School, 333 East Church St., Jefferson, WI 53549; St. John Lutheran School, 232 East Church St., Jefferson, WI 53549; or St. Victor Catholic School, 1416 20th Ave., Monroe, WI 53566.
Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Shuda was born July 17, 1936, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Julius J. and Esther (Groshek) Shuda. He graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in Stevens Point in 1954 and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1959, with a degree in education.
He was married to Dorene Testolin 54 years ago.
He taught at the Boys School in Waukesha before entering the credit and finance industry.
In 1968 he and his wife settled in Jefferson where he spent the majority of his career at Schweiger Industries. He was also a “silent partner” with his wife at Dorene’s Diamonds & Fine Jewelry in Jefferson, and with his son at Lake Country Heating and Cooling in Oconomowoc.
He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson and Crescent Bay Hunt Club and in retirement was a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul.
Survivors include his wife, Jefferson; two daughters, Michelle (Jeff) McDermott and Suzanne (Daniel) Roth, both of Jefferson; two sons, Michael (Janet), Monroe, and James (Ruth), Jefferson; two sisters, Rita Currie, Eau Claire, and Patricia (Don) Prebs, Stevens Point; four brothers, Julius (Karen), Stevens Point, James (Yvonne), Roseville, Minn., Dennis (Susan), Stratford, and Dale, Waukesha; and 10 grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one infant sister, Delores.