Obit: Volovsek, Joseph (1917 -
Surnames: VOLOVSEK FLIS OCKERL GALL THIERMAN STAUT JERAS FRAID
----Source: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wis.) 04/08/2003
Volovsek, Joseph (9 NOV 1917 - 2 APR 2002)
WAUKESHA - Joseph Volovsek, age 85, of Waukesha died April 2, 2003, at Kindred Hospital in Greenfield.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The Gesche Funeral Home of Neillsville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Joseph was born on Nov. 9, 1917, in Menomonee Falls to Frank and Anna (Flis) Volovsek. He was united in marriage to Ida Ockerl on April 11, 1942.
He owned a sawmill and worked as a logger in the Willard, Clark County, Wis. area. He also lived in Flagstaff, Ariz., Soap Lake, Wash., Riverside and Fontana, Calif. He held many jobs including logging in the Grand Canyon and Hawaii, security officer, sold Christmas trees and he especially loved to work with wood.
Survivors include sons David (Mary Ellen) Volovsek of Greenwood and Kenneth (Shari) Volovsek of Challis, Idaho; daughters Judith Volovsek of Germantown, Kathleen (Thomas) Gall of Waukesha, and Susan (Phil) Thierman of Fairbanks, Alaska; 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Stanley, Al, Anton and John Volovsek and sisters Mary Staut, Margaret Jeras and Elizabeth Fraid.
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