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Sylvia Hodzinski

Nov 16, 1925 - Jul 21, 2021


Sylvia Hodzinski, 95, of Sheboygan, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Countryside Manor in Sheboygan. Sylvia was born on November 16, 1925 to the late John and Sophie (Staudinger) Schmidt on the farm where she and her 10 brothers and sisters were raised. Sylvia attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Clarks Mills and vocational school in Manitowoc. She was united in marriage to John R. Hodzinski on October 29, 1949 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Manitowoc. John preceded her in death in February of 2007. Sylvia was a waitress at Scenic Bar and Restaurant for 17 years and was a Rectory cook for four priests at St. Peter Claver Church for 10 years. She was a girl scout leader and was a member of the St. Peter Claver Christian Mothers and Catholic Women’s Charity Club. She volunteered for Emmaus Meals and SPC’s monthly fish fries. Her joy in life was cooking and sharing what she cooked. She also enjoyed traveling, crafts, flowers and was a lifelong gardener.
Sylvia is survived by her sons, John, Michael and Thomas; daughters, Barbara (Jack) Leonhardt and Laura (Lyn) Nudd; grandchildren, Tanya (Shawn) Goad, Ryan (Jennifer) Hodzinski, Jason (Melissa) Hodzinski and Kristin (William) Turney; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Aspen, Helena, Aria, Nevin, Ethan, Levi, Leah and Caleb; sister, Harriet Mrotek.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, and five sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1439 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, with Fr. Paul Fliss officiating. There will be a time for visitation at church prior to Mass from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to St. Peter Claver Catholic Church or to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sylvia’s name. Condolences may be expressed online at
The family would like to express a special thank you to the caregivers at Countryside Manor for their love and care of Sylvia for the past several years and to Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for their care and support.

Mass of Christian Burial

Date: Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]


Date: Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Phyllis Felsinger

John and family. We are so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. She was a special lady - heavan gets another angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Terry and Phyllis

Jane Helminiak

Barb, so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to let go of our mother. May she rest in peace.

Rachel Johnson

Rest in peace . You will be remembered. Love , Rachel

Roger and Barbara Scheuren

Our deepest sympathy to you Barb and Jack and your families. I know how hard it is to lose a Mom. She had a beautiful long life and you did so much for her. That is something to be very happy about. May she rest in peace.

Ronda stevens

I am so sorry for your loss, I enjoyed Sylvia's sense of humor. I used to clean her room and she would always say to me nothing needs to be done. She would hide stuff I'd find it and she would say oh oh 😉 my prayers and thoughts are with you all R.I.P. dear Sylvia.

Jim Tetzlaff

Auntie Sylvia, The memories of you when I was VERY young bring great smiles to me. Your family visits to us in Sturgeon Bay and you grabbing me and putting me on your lap. Hated it at the time, cherish it now. Sleepovers at your house when I was a teenager and so many more. But the fondest memory of all was your smile and kindness. Your forever godson. "Jimmy"