Obit: Podobnik, Emil (1921 - 1992)





----Source: Greenwood Library Scrapbook Collection - TRG 6/17/1992



Emil Podobnik, 70, Rock Dam, Clark County, died Thursday, June 11, 1992, at Marshfield Living Center, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at noon Monday, June 15, 1992, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard. Rev. James Lesczynski officiated and burial was in Holy Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Donald Hatton Jr., Dennis Hatton, James Arch, Michael Martens, Ronald Hansen and Wayne Bennett.

Emil Podobnik was born Aug. 4, 1921, in Willard, to Michael and Johanna (nee Yurkovich) Podobnik. He received his education at West Eaton School. He was a pitcher for Kidds' Baseball Team in Owen.

He married Della Martens Oct. 7, 1950, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Greenwood. She survives. After their marriage, he farmed for five years and then moved to Milwaukee and worked for Murphy Diesel and American Motors for a total of 12 years. He then owned and operated Lakeside Lodge in Rock Dam from 1967 - 1975. He then did carpenter work for a few years until retiring. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church served on the town of Foster Board for 12 years a member of Knights of Columbus, and KSKJ No. 136 Slovenian Lodge.

Survivors include his wife one brother, Mike Podobnik, Greenwood three sisters, Mrs. Eva Bandosz, Joliet, Ill. Mrs. Gertrude Long, Greenwood and Mrs. Donald (Mary) Hatton, St. Paul, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, August and two sisters, Mildred Arch and Theresa Mendelson.

Rinka Funeral Home handled the arrangements.



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