Obit: Lesar, Agnes
C. (1917 - 2004)
Contact: Kipp Kippenhan
Wednesday, January 14, 2004 edition of the Clark County
Agnes C. Lesar
Agnes C. Lesar, age 86, of Willard, died on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 at the Neillsville Memorial Home.
Agnes Cecelia Lesar was born on Jan. 21, 1917, in Willard, the daughter of Frank and Frances (Smolc) Lesar. She was raised on the family farm and educated in the Willard area. As a young woman, Agnes moved to Chicago and worked at a hospital that treated polio patients and later at a maternity hospital. She returned to the Willard area in the early 1940's to care for her mother. Agnes farmed the family farm with her sisters until the early 1960's. She worked for the Wedges Creek Research Farm for many years until retiring at the age of 65. In 1973, the farm was sold, and Agnes moved to Willard, with her sisters, where she lived until entering the nursing home in October. 2003.
Agnes was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church where she sang in the choir for many years, was a member of the K.S.K.J. Lodge and the Drzuba Club. She enjoyed craftwork and especially her flower gardens.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Agnes was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Frank, Joseph, Edward, John, and Louis, Sr.; and five sisters, Frances Lesar, Mary Lesar, Anna Lesar, and two in infancy.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 12 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Father Joseph Follmar officiated. Burial followed in the Parish cemetery.
----Source: Wednesday, January 14, 2004 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner
Agnes C. Lesar, 86, Willard, died on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Memorial Home, Neillsville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 12, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard. The Rev. Joseph Follmar officiated. Burial was in the Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Erickson, Dennis Karlen, Ed Bayuk, Mark Lesar, Donald Lesar, and Dean Lesar.
Agnes Cecelia Lesar was born on Jan. 21, 1917, in Willard, to Frank and Frances (nee Smolc) Lesar. She received her education in the Willard area rural schools. After her education, she moved to Chicago, where she worked as an aide at a hospital that treated polio victims, and then at a maternity hospital. She returned to Willard in the 1940's to help care for her mother. She farmed with her sisters near Willard for many years. She worked for the Wolges Creek Research Farm until retiring at the age of 65. She moved to Willard with her sisters after selling the farm in 1973. She lived there until entering the nursing home in October, 2003. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard, and she sang in the church choir for many years. She was a member of the KSKJ Lodge, the Slovenska Druzba Club, and the Willard Historical Society. Her interests included flower gardening.
Survivors include nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; five brothers, Frank, Joseph, edward, John, and Louis, Sr.; and five sisters, Frances Lesar, Mary Lesar, Anna Lesar, and two in infancy.
Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.
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