Obit: Volovsek, John  (1929 - 2011)

 

Contact: Audery Roedl
Email: audery@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

 

Surnames: Volovsek, Wistrom, Paris, Susa, LeForce, Hoeffling

 

----Source: The Loyal TRG  (Loyal, Clark County, 23 Mar 2011)

 

Volovsek, John  (26 JULY 1929-11 MARCH 2011)

 

John F. Volovsek, 82, Eagle Pass, TX, formerly of Superior, died on Friday, March 11, 2011, at the Maverick Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a month long battle with cancer. Services took place on Tuesday. March 15, 2011, in New Branfels, TX.

 

John Volovsek was born on July 16, 1929, in Willard, the son of Frank and Anna Volovsek. He attended Greenwood High School, helped on the family farm and worked with his brother in his brother’s cabinet shop, mastering his carpentry skills. He joined the United States Army on May 24, 1951, serving in Korean War as a radio operator and instructor until his honorable discharge on May 14, 1953. He then was a member of the United Stares Army Reserves until July 4, 1956. He married Arleen Wistrom on Aug. 22, 1953, in Marshfield. He moved his family to Superior, in 1965, when he took the position of head of maintenance/carpentry at the University of Wisconsin-Superior campus, where he worked until he retired in 1989. After suffering a stroke in 1990, he and his wife moved to New Branunfels, TX, where they enjoyed the warmer weather and some traveling before the passing of his wife in 2001.

 

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, singing in the church choir and spending time with his family. He had a kind heart and a great sense of humor and will be sadly missed by both friends and family alike.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Anna Volovsek; his wife, Arleen; brothers, Frank, Joe, Stanley, Alphonse and William; sisters, Ann (Sadich/Lohrman) and Mary (Staut); and grandson, Peter Susa.

 

He is survived by his daughters Brenda (Stephen) Paris, Carrizo Springs, TX, Sandy (Bill) Hoeffling, Carlton, MN; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and siblings, Tony, Marge (Jeras) and Betty (Fraid)

 

Zoeller Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.

 

 


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