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Thomas L. Udulutch, 81, Portage

Thomas L. Udulutch, 81, of Portage, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Columbia Healthcare Center in Wyocena.

Tom was born March 3, 1936, in Norwalk, the son of Michael and Sophia (Flock) Udulutch. He graduated from Norwalk High School. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Marquette and Drake Universities.

Tom enjoyed people, motorcycling, traveling, dogs and his family. After an early career in sales, Tom founded Markent Personnel in 1979, a professional staffing firm serving the needs of Wisconsin manufacturers. He was actively involved in the business until his death. Tom was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1637 and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Portage.

He is survived by his children, Mark Udulutch of Madison, Kent (Julie) Udulutch of Stevens Point; his grandchildren, Nadia and Adam Udulutch of Madison and Neil and Sophia Udulutch of Stevens Point; his step-grandchildren, Karl and Jakob Foss of Stevens Point; his brother, Fr. Robert Udulutsch, member of the Capuchin — Franciscan Order of Appleton; his former wife, Marie Udulutch of Madison; other relatives and many friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Sophia; and his siblings, Mary, Fr. Irvin (baptized Wilfred, became a Capuchin — Franciscan Priest), Joseph, James, Elizabeth, Richard, Patsy and Stanley.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Portage, with Fr. Gary Krahenbuhl presiding. Inurnment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Portage. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Global Volunteers, 375 East Little Canada Rd., St. Paul, MN 55117-1628,, or the Columbia County Humane Society, N 7768 Industrial Rd., Portage, WI 53901,

The family would like to thank Divine Savior Healthcare staff and the staff at Columbia County Healthcare Center in Wyocena for their care and support.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home ( in Portage is assisting the family.