William J. (1931 - 2002)
Surnames: VOLOVSEK FLIS SCHNITZLER GEORGE HAHN GARNER STAUT JERAS FRAID
----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 11/20/2002
Volovsek, William J. (26 MAR 1931 - 16 NOV 2002)
William J. Volovsek, 71, Willard, Clark County, Wis., died on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Oakbrook Health & Rehab, Thorp. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., with a 7 p.m. rosary service, on Thurs-day, Nov. 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 22, at Holy Family Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph Follmar will officiate. Inurnment will be in Holy Family Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Herrick, Ron Volovsek, Dale Petkovsek, Dean Millerman, Richie Yurkovich and Dennis Weincek.
William Joseph Volovsek was born on March 26, 1931, in the town of Hendren, to Frank and Anna (nee Flis) Volovsek. He was raised on the family farm and educated at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Greenwood. He married Bernice Schnitzler on Aug. 26, 1950, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Marsh-field. They farmed in the Willard area until 1969, when they sold the farm and moved to a home near North Mound. He worked as the town of Loyal’s grader operator for four years. He later worked part time helping neighbors with carpentry and bulldozing. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where he was active in the choir. He was a former member of the Clark County Male Chorus and occasionally played drums for the Richie Yurkovich Orchestra. His interests included hunting, fishing, bowling, baseball, pool, horseshoes, cards, music, woodcrafts and animals.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice, Willard; three daughters, Diane (Earl) George, Marshfield, Nancy Jo (Don) Garner, Kaukauna, and Shari (Duane) Hahn, Elkhorn; one daughter-in-law, Rosie Volovsek, Marshfield; four grandchildren, Nick and Jay Volovsek, Jeanie Klinke and Matthew Hahn; three step-grandchildren, Kerry, Don and Aaron; three step-great-grand-children, Zac, Alexis and Paige; five brothers, Joe Volovsek, Waukesha, Stanley (Darlene) Volovsek, Greenwood, Al (Virginia) Volovsek, Greenwood, Tony Volovsek, Kamiak, Idaho, and John Volovsek, Uvalde, Texas; and three sisters, Mary (Vitko) Staut, Greenwood, Margie Jeras, Apache Junction, Ariz., and Betty Fraid, West Allis.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Mike; one step great-grandson, Sidney; one brother, Frank Volovsek; and two sisters, Anna Lohrman and Elizabeth Volovsek, in infancy.
Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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