Florence GiordanaJanuary 22, 1927 ~ November 25, 2017 (age 90)
Florence “Red” Giordana, age 90, of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at St. Paul Home surrounded by her family. She was born on January 22, 1927 in Two Rivers, WI to the late Wendolin and Elizabeth (Nahm) Weigel. On October 2, 1948, “The Feast of the Guardian Angel”, Red married Frank Giordana at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna. The couple enjoyed 67 years together prior to his death on March 7, 2016. Florence was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Kaukauna.
Red graduated from Chilton High School in 1945, Outagamie Rural Normal School in 1947, and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1967. She taught school at WRAY School in Chilton, Wis. 1947-1948, Old Glory, town of Hobart 1948-1950, Sacred Heart School in Sherwood 1965-1967, and Kimberly Area Schools from 1967-1987, when she retired.
She was a member of Outagamie Retired Teachers, Wisconsin State Teachers, and St. Al’s Church. Red was a member of Sweet Adelines for 25 years. She especially enjoyed her Monday card group. Bowling, golf and bingo were other favorite activities.
Red and Frank were charter members of the Cabaret Dance Club. Camping, traveling and spending time up north with their family were cherished memories.
Florence is survived by her children: Jeane, John (Bonnie), Jay (Nancy), Jerry (special friend, Tracy) Giordana: grandchildren: Angela, Uriah (Monique), Nick, Jon (Brooke) Giordana, Damon (Marie), Dean (Amy), Davis (special friend, Stephanie) Voights, Valerie (Brandon) Hutsen, Melanie (David) Balthazor, Corey (special friend, Chelsey), Brent (special friend, Skye), Antonio Giordana, Mike Mylen; son-in-law, David Voights; 12 great-grandchildren: Lexi, Morgan, Carson, Mason, Aubrey and Baby G. to come, Elizabeth, Emma, Mya, Miranda, Kalia, Liliana and Boden. Sisters: Elizabeth “Ruth” Kupka, Margarette “June” (Frank) Hallfeld, Sharon Goetsch (John) and Virginia Johnson; brothers: Joseph (Penny) and Carl (special friend, Pat) Weigel, and Jerry (Carol) Amerpohl; Red is further survived by her husband’s sister, Janice (Bob) Hammen, sisters-in-law: LaDonna, Lorraine “Butter” and Sally Giordana; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, daughters, Wendy Voights and Joy Marie Giordana and brothers-in-law, Robert Kupka and Jerry Johnson, nephew, Mike Kupka and niece Fuychsia Jewell.
Funeral services for Red will be at 12 noon on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Katharine Drexel Parish at St. Mary Church, 119 West Seventh St., Kaukauna. Friends may call on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Boettcher Family Funeral Home, 2401 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service concluding the evening. Friends may call again on Saturday directly at church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. (920) 766-2099 www.boettcherfamilyfuneral.com
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Al Cherkasky, Nurse Bonnie, Dr. Schmike, and St. Paul Home's staff and Hospice for their care and guidance.