Gordon L. Ulferts age 79 of Portage, WI died on Monday, December 14, 2020 at the Meadow View Memory Care in Baraboo, WI
Gordy died after a courageous struggle with Dementia, then contracted a very real pandemic Covid 19.
Gordy was born on September 2, 1941 to Louis and Grace (Lutterman) Ulferts.
Gordy was in the US Navy from 1959 to 1962, he then attended UW Whitewater and graduated in 1966. He married Rita Hamele in 1966 and later purchased Sarbackers Bar in Portage on July of 1978 and operated the bar for 28 years.
Gordy is survived by his daughter Julie (special friend Dave Walesh) Poff of Manitowoc, WI; sisters Betty Levzow, Hazel (Ray) Rogers both of Portage; grandchildren Jenna and Maxwell Poff; nephews Steve Sloggy, Dave Rogers, niece Jean Busser, also many other nieces, nephews, and friends. Survivors also include three brothers-in-law Tom (Phyllis) Hamele, Joe (Linda) Hamele, Chet Bradley and three sisters-in-law Peggy Hamele, Jeri Hamele and Vicky Hamele.
Gordon is preceded in death by his parents, wife Rita (nee: Hamele), sister Lou Bradley, four brothers-in-law, Jim, Bob, John and Don. three sisters-in-law Kay, Pat, and Joni.
A private family service will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at the Kratz Funeral Home in Portage, WI with Pastor Jen Johnson officiating, Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Military Honors will be performed by the Portage Veterans Honor guard.
The family would like to thank Dr. James Mathers, Agrace Hospice and Meadow View Memory Care for the special care that you provided Gordy.