Obit: Podobnik, Mike Sr. (1880 - 1967)
Surnames: Podobnik, Yurkovich, Bandoz, Long, Mendelson, Hatton, Arch, Barisich, Vranich
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 02/16/1967
Podobnik, Mike Sr. (29 SEP 1880 - 5 FEB 1967)
Mike Podobnik Sr., 86, of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), died Sunday, Feb. 5, 1967 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, where he had been a surgical patient since Jan. 6.
Funeral services were held last Thursday at 9 o’clock from the Hill Funeral Home, and 10 o’clock from St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Aloysius Baumann officiated. Burial was made in Holy Family Cemetery in Willard. A rosary was held Wednesday evening.
Mr. Podobnik was born Sept. 29, 1880 in Yugoslavia. On Oct. 5, 1904, he was married to Johanna Yurkovich in Joliet, Ill. She died Dec. 15, 1947.
They moved to Greenwood in 1914, settling on a farm west of Greenwood. He retired in 1951, moving into Greenwood, where he had resided since.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Croation Fraternal Union of America Lodge, and served eight years as town of Eaton Supervisor, and was treasurer of West Eaton School for nine years.
Survivors include: five daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Eva) Bandoz of Joliet, Ill.; Mrs. Eugene (Gertrude) Long of Chicago; Mrs. Arnold (Theresa) Mendelson of Milwaukee; Mrs. Donald (Mary) Hatton of St. Paul, Minn., and Mrs. Ernest (Mildred) Arch of Greenwood; three sons, August and Mike Jr. of Greenwood, and Emil of Milwaukee; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Barisich of Anaheim, Calif.; and Mrs. Frances Vranich of Sharon, Pa.
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