Obit: Bogdonovich, Edward M. #3
(1921 - 2007)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: BOGDONOVICH POPPISH BERTZ STOCKEBRAND DEALMAN LESAR
----Sources: Loyal TRG 14 February 2007
Bogdonovich, Edward M. #3 (9 JUN 1921 - 6 FEB 2007)
Edward M. Bogdonovich, 85, Greenwood, died on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at the William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital, Madison. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenwood. The Rev. Joseph Follmar officiated. Military rites were conducted by the Greenwood American Legion immediately following the service. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Edward Mitchell Bogdonovich was born on June 9, 1921, in Willard, to Eli and Stephanie (nee Poppish) Bogdonovich. His family moved to Gary, Ind., for a short time, but moved back to Willard/Greenwood area where he was raised and received his education. In 1939, he entered the United States Marine Corps, in Chicago, and served his country during World War ll, until his discharge in 1946. While in the Marine Corps, he was held as a prisoner of war in Japan for more than four years. He married Marilyn Bertz on May 31, 1949, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal. He owned and operated Eddy’s Tog Shop in Greenwood until his retirement. Later, he helped his Amish neighbors by driving them wherever they needed to go. He enjoyed hunting , fishing, chopping/splitting wood, and loved to be out in the woods where he could enjoy nature. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenwood American Legion Post #238, Central Wisconsin Ex-Prisoner of Wars, Disabled American Veterans, the Catholic Knights, and the Knights of Columbus Lady of Fatima Council #4963. He also served as an alderman for the city of Greenwood in Ward 4.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, Greenwood; one son, William (Mabel) Bogdonovich, Willard; one step-grandson, Rod Stockebrand, Minneapolis, Minn.; one step-granddaughter, Barbie (Adrian) Dealman. Rivertown, Wyo.; nieces; nephews; and many friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two children, Mary Lee Bogdonovich and Blaine Bogdonovich; two brothers, Peter Bogdonovich and Robert Bogdonovich; and two sisters, Eva Lesar and Mayme Bogdonovich in infancy.
Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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