Friday, January 28, 2011

Geneabloggers Funeral Card Friday - Wanda Bernice Gulyban

Wanda Bernice Gulyban 10 Aug 1921 - 21 Jan 2011

Wanda was born August 10, 1921 to Murl and Naomi (nee Sempsrott) Ferguson in Hunt City, Jasper, Illinois.  The family moved to Chicago by 1930 and retained their ties to Jasper County.

Wanda married Harold Arthur Peterson in Chicago on June 1, 1938.  They had two children, David and Patricia.  She and Harold divorced in 1948.  Wanda married Gustav J Gulyban in Chicago on Dec 2, 1949.  They had a daughter Susan.

Wanda loved knitting and ceramics which she did until arthritis made the use of her hands too painful.  Due to back problems caused by a car accident, Wanda took a disability retirement from Illinois Bell Telephone Co.

In the 1980s, Wanda and Gus moved from Wheaton, IL to St Pete Beach, FL, followed by a move to Clearwater, FL.

After a long illness Wanda died on Jan 21, 2011 in Clearwater, FL.

She is survived by her husband Gus Gulyban and daughters Patricia Peterson Leithem Morgan (Gary) and Susan Gulyban Walter (Tom).  She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Wanda did not have a formal funeral service or an obituary published so this is my attempt to memorialize her.  She was my mother-in-law and will be missed.