MADISON-Alice Jerzewski, age 95, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012, in her home surrounded by her family and the Lord welcomed her with open arms into his kingdom after she battled 7 months of stage 4 breast cancer and had a stroke last week.
She was born in Duluth, Minn., the daughter of Myrtle and Bill Newby.
Alice was raised in Rice Lake and Milwaukee and married her husband, Joseph Jerzewski. They had four wonderful children, Diane (Allen) Bayless of Hawaii, Joe (Donna) Jerzewski, Roger (Melvani) Jerzewski, and Ron (Sue) Jerzewski, all of Madison. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Sandy (Jim) Peterson of Madison; eight grandchildren, Jodi (Jeff) Olson of Kenosha, Jeni Jerzewski of Cottage Grove, Scott (Julie) Bayless of Crete, Ill., Heather (Dukno) Bayless of Manhatten, Kan., Steven Bayless of Cleveland, Ohio, Jason Jerzewski of Los Angeles, Calif., Brad Jerzewski of Madison, Jacob Jerzewski, and many great-grandchildren and friends.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph “Bud” Jerzewski; son, Roger; brother, Bob Newby, and Roy Collins.
A funeral service will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday.
Burial will be in Highland Memory Garden.
The family wishes to thank Agrace HospiceCare for their care and compassion.
Alice was an inspiration to many, especially her family. Her smile lit up a room for days and her words of wisdom will stick with us for a lifetime. We have all learned from and laughed at the stories of her life which she shared. Alice was a beloved wife, devoted mother, and extraordinary grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed and we know she will be watching over us. We will think of her when the sun shines and the brightest star glows. Dance in Heaven, Alice, and we will see you again.Love, your family.