Obit: Andraska, Joseph C. (1879 - 1933)

Contact: Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 24 August 1933

Andraska, Joseph C. (24 JAN 1879 - 16 AUG 1933)

Loyal and vicinity were saddened last Wednesday, August 16th, at about 4 P. M. when a serious accident occurred to Joseph C. Andraska of this village.

Mr. Andraska was sawing wood on his farm when he accidentally fell on the circular saw. The gash, more than an inch deep, was cut from the forehead to his jaw.

After first aid by Dr. McGonical, he was rushed to the Marshfield hospital. An operation was performed and everything possible was done to save his life. The result of the injuries suffered and complications following the operation proved too much and he passed quietly away on Friday evening, Aug. 18th at eleven o’clock.

Joseph C. Andraska, 54, was born at St. Nazianz, Wis., January 24th, 1879. Here he lived until going to Hewitt, Wis., where he received his grade school education.

When the Spanish American war broke out he enlisted in Co. A, 2nd Reg. He served in Puerto Rico, coming to Loyal in 1898 following the close of the war. Since that time he has been a prominent resident of Loyal.

On June 23, 1909 he was married to Miss Caroline Christman, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. Christman, pioneers of this village. To this union was born four sons and two daughters, one son and one daughter dying in infancy.

He is survived by his wife, three sons: Bernard, Harold and Richard; one daughter Agnes and an adopted daughter, Mary Rose, also the following brothers and sisters: Peter Andraska, Kent, Wash., Mrs. Anna Aussem, Milwaukee; Mrs. Clara Seitz, Spencer; Mrs. Rose Reichel, Bovey, Minn., Mrs. Beth Kneppreth, Chicago; Mrs., Marie Brown, Chicago; Mrs. Hilda Greenberg, St. Louis, Mo., Martin Andraska, Beaver Dam; Matt Andraska, Des Plaines, Ill.

The deceased was prominent in village and county politics, was the Democratic candidate for Sheriff of Clark Co., in the fall 0f 1932 ans was defeated by only a small margin. He was a member of the Village board and took an active interest in the affairs of the Village. He belonged to the Herman Bartell Camp No. 39 of Spanish American War Veterans of Marshfield and the Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Neillsville, Wis. As a man he was of a quiet disposition and a lover of home and his memory will long be cherished by all who knew him.

Beautiful and numerous floral pieces showed the love and esteem in which the departed was held.

As a mark of respect, business places closed during the services. Funeral services were held at 9 A. M. Tuesday morning at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Rev. A. J. Aurit officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

The military funeral was in charge of the Herman Bartell Camp No. 39 of the Spanish American War. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the Loyak American Legion, all of whom marched to the church and cemetery in a body. The firing squad at the grave were the American Legion of Loyal.

The pall bearers were John Scheuer, Fred Kohl, Mrtin Engel, Spencer Graves, Earl Holmes, Otto Meyer.

Relatives from away were: Mr. Martin Andraeska, Beaver Dam; Mr. Matt Andraska, Des Plaines, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. J. Aussen and sons Herbert and Raymond of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Art Seitz of Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. F. Seitz and son of Spencer; Mrs. L. Emerson and family of Wisconsin Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. Phil Christman and son Alvin, Mrs. John Hauser, Mr. John Christman of Tony, Wis., Mrs. Gordon Dovey of Hartford, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Christman and family of Hartford; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Andraska (and field)? Mrs. Louise Fryck and Miss Louise Grettner, Westboro.



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