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Leone E. Gulan


IRONWOOD, Mich. — Leone E. Gulan, 102, of Southgate Village, Hurley, Wis., died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood.

The former Leone Sawicki was born Nov. 26, 1910, in Ironwood, daughter of the late John and Josephine (Sentkowski) Sawicki, and attended Ironwood schools. She was employed as a housekeeper in Chicago and Minneapolis for a short time, and cooked at the Liberty Bell Chalet in Hurley for 10 years.

Leone was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hurley and its Council of Catholic Women, the Hurley Woman’s Club and the Golden Years Club. She was an excellent cook and baker and enjoyed reading and playing cards.

On May 11, 1935, she was married to Anton Gulan at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Saxon, Wis., by the Rev. Girouard. Anton preceded her in death on July 1, 1976.

Surviving are three sons, Larry, Ironwood, Gene (Kay), Wausau, Wis., and Tony (Jeanne), Shell Lake, Wis .; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Martha Gulan, Maple Grove, Minn .; brothers- and sisters-in-law, David Gulan, Virginia, Minn., Martha Hojnacki, Arkansas, Carol Ozello, Wakefield, Shirley Gulan, Cape Coral, Fla., Margaret Gulan, Ironwood, Marian Sawicki, Port Jervis, N.Y., and Delores Sawicki, Cudahy, Wis .; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Leone was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathryn Foster, in 1957; a son, Jerry, in 2012; brothers, John, Stanley, Jerome, Anton, Joseph and Henry Sawicki; and a sister, Julia Proctor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hurley, with the Rev. Frank Kordek OFM, celebrant.

Rite of Committal and interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hurley.

Luncheon will be served at the Iron Nugget in downtown Hurley immediately upon return from the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Leone’s grandsons, to include Scott, Mark, Jeff, Steve, Jon, Dan and Bob Gulan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 404 Iron St., Hurley WI 54534.

Condolences can be given to Leone’s family online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home Inc., Ironwood.


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