Udaire Allord, 89, Wausau, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Benedictine Manor, Wausau.
He was born Aug. 3, 1923, in Tomahawk, to the late Reginold and Elzie (Mitchell) Allord.
After graduating from high school, Udaire served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in Germany until his discharge. On June 5, 1948, he married Martha Yatchak in Wakefield, Mich. After moving to Wausau, Udaire and Martha raised their four children, Mary, Carol, Michael and Peggy with Udaire working at First American National Bank and Martha working at Krause, Howard accounting office and the Woodson Family office.
After 33 years with First American, Udaire purchased and operated Emmetts Foot Support in downtown Wausau. After selling the business, he enjoyed driving school bus for the Mosinee School District. In 1989, Udaire and Martha retired to Woodruff, where Udaire continued driving school bus for that school district and both were members of Holy Family Catholic Church.
In his earlier years, Udaire was a Little League coach, an active curler at the Wausau Curling Club and member of VFW Burns Post #388 and the Elks Club. Some of his pastimes included fishing, woodworking and he loved playing the organ.
He is survived by Martha of Wausau; four children, Mary (Michael) Moen of Wausau, Carol Kelly and Peggy Sullivan both of White Bear Lake, Minn., and Michael (Julie) Allord of Henderson, Nev.; 13 grandchildren, Michael (Bridget) Kelly, Bradley (Roberta) Raasch, Heather (Tom) Leier, Amy Galanski, Hydie (Jamie Sebold) Sullivan, Christina Davis, Molly (Derek Cotton) Moen, Christopher (Angela) Raasch, Casey Allord, Beth (Michael) Bloom, Molly (John) Duckett, John (Tammy) Sullivan, Colby (Lisa) Allord; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Udaire was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Celeste Newkirk and Geraldine Horn; great-grandson, Matthew Raasch; and grandson-in-law, Stanley Galanski.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 27, 11 a.m., at the Church of St. Anne, 700 West Bridge St., Wausau.
Father Alan Burkhart will officiate.
Visitation will be held at church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.
You may sign our family guestbook at helke.com.
Memorials may be directed to the Wausau Curling Club Building Fund, c/o Community Foundation Center, 500 1st St., Suite 2600, Wausau, 54403.