Obit: Standiford, Atley C. (1902 - 2003)
Surnames: STANDIFORD VESEL BAIRD O'ROURKE PODROVITZ
----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 05/14/2003
Standiford, Atley C. (30 AUG 1902 - 6 MAY 2003)
Atley C. "Bill" Standiford, 100, Greenwood, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center, Neillsville. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 10, at Grace United Methodist Church, Greenwood. The Rev. Mary Anne Conklin officiated. Burial was in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Vesel, Jerry Vesel, Randy Vesel, Ara Standiford, Ryan Podrovitz, Scott Standiford, Duane Podrovitz and Shawn Standiford. Honorary pallbearers were Amy Buege, Kenny Vesel, Dan Standiford and Michelle Brenner.
Atley Clifton Standiford was born on Aug. 30, 1902, in the town of Webster, Vernon County, to Jarred and Emza (nee Baird) Standiford. He was raised on a farm and educated in Vernon County. In 1921, he moved with his family to Wilton, where he farmed with his parents. He married Helen O’Rourke on April 15, 1925, in Winona, Minn. They farmed in the town of Wilton, Monroe County, before moving to New York, where they farmed for two years. They moved back to Wisconsin and farmed in the Kendall-Elroy area until 1948. He also drove gas truck for a few years. In 1948, they moved to a farm in the town of Beaver northeast of Greenwood. He farmed until 1964 when he retired and moved to Greenwood. After his retirement, he worked for Green Thumb for 17 years. He resided in Greenwood until the time of his death. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Greenwood. His interests included baseball, flowers, gardening, horses and hunting.
Survivors include four children, Vivian (Robert) Vesel, Greenwood, Richard "Red" Standiford, Greenwood, Roger (Diane) Standiford, Greenwood, and Karen "Kandi" Michael Podrovitz, Greenwood; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Nancy Standiford, Appleton.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Helen, on May 11, 1988; one son, Justin, and two children in infancy; one grandson, Mark Podrovitz; four brothers, Ifa, Ressa, Barnett and Doyle; and two sisters, Leora Lanke and Vera Perkins.
Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.
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