John Jr. (1919 - 1941)
Surnames: Kovaloski, Heimerl, Kowalowski
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/14/1941
Kovaloski, John Jr. (25 MAY 1919 - 7 AUG 1941)
The unexpected passing away of John Kovaloski Jr., 22 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kovaloski of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) at Minneapolis, Minn., last Thursday, Aug. 7, 1941, was shocking news to the youth’s family and a host of friends in this village.
John was stricken with appendicitis two weeks ago in Minneapolis, where he was employed. He was rushed to the hospital but the appendix had ruptured before the operation was performed. During the earlier part of last week it was believed that he was recuperating quite rapidly and favorably, but Thursday his condition took a decided change for the worse.
He was born in Owen on May 25, 1919.
John graduated from the Moler Baber College in Minneapolis in 1939 and in 1940 was graduated from the Hollywood School of Beauty Culture. He then was employed by his sister, Mrs. Charles Heimerl, at Thorp, where he gained the friendship of many in the community who were greatly grieved by the news of his passing. After a year in Thorp he left to accept a position with Kappe at Minneapolis.
Early this winter he suffered serious injuries in an automobile accident.
After his graduation from school he was employed at the Carnation Co. at Owen.
He was a youth of exceptionally fine character. He was a devoted Christian and an active member of the local CYO organization.
Final rites were read Monday at nine a.m. from the Holy Rosary Church, Owen, with the Rt. Rev. John Novak officiating. Interment was made in the St. Hedwig’s Church Cemetery.
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