Ellie was born in Oshkosh on Nov. 10, 1947, the daughter of the late Anthony and Gertrude Egner Lueck. She married John E. Maslowski in St. John’s Catholic Church in Oshkosh on May 21, 1964. Ellie worked as the Office Administrator for the Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She was a talented seamstress and for several years created, designed, and sewed costumes for Lourdes Academy musicals.
At UW Oshkosh, Maslowski was well-known. As described in UW Oshkosh’s fall 2012 Opening Day program notes, she could be described as the “glue” that held the Dean of Students office together. She brought a strong sense of pride to her role organizing the annual Odyssey program. Maslowski was an advocate for fairness and equity and was the 2011 recipient of the Wisconsin College Personnel Association’s Support Staff Recognition Award and the 2012 recipient of the UW Oshkosh Outstanding Performance Award, which is given to University classified staff members whose activities, accomplishments and service are most deserving of acknowledgement.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday Feb. 2 at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Doug Le Captain officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be given to The Lourdes Academy Music Department. Additionally, a UW Oshkosh Foundation fund in Ellie’s memory is being established and will be administered by the UW Oshkosh Classified Staff Advisory Council’s Grants Committee. The fund will support a degree- or certificate-seeking student at UW Oshkosh who is a full- or part-time, permanent classified employee. More details on the fund are forthcoming and will be shared with the campus community.