Rudolph W. #3 (1915 - 2007)
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Surnames: KOKALY KRIZMANIC VITORI MASIK MORIN MATHWIG BOH FEITL BROWN
----Sources: Loyal TRG 09 May 2007
Kokaly, Rudolph W. #3 (5 DEC 1915 - 6 MAY 2007)
Rudolph W. "Rudie" Kokaly, 91, Thorp, died at his residence on Sunday, May 6, 2007. Funeral services were held at St. Bernard-St Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Thorp, at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, May 9. The Rev. Keith Apfelbeck officiated. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery, Withee, with military rites conducted by the Thorp American Legion Post #118.
Rudolph William Kokaly was born Dec. 5, 1915, in Willard, town of Hendren, to Frank and Antonia (nee Krizmanic) Kokaly. He attended elementary school in the Willard area and graduated from Greenwood High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on July 27, 1943, and served during World War ll until his discharge on March 31, 1946. He married Stella J. (nee Vitori) Masik on Feb. 11, 1956, at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Thorp. He worked for many years as a lineman for Dairyland Power Company until his retirement. They celebrated their 50th Wedding anniversary in Feb. 11, 2006. His wife died on April 20, 2006. He continued to reside in Thorp until the time of his death. He was a member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, Thorp, Thorp American Legion Post #118, wa an active volunteer in the community, and had many interests, but especially enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, and traveling.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Carol Morin, Maplewood, Minn., and Bonnie (John) Mathwig, Bonita Springs, Fla.; five step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ann Boh, Marshfield, and Carolyn Feitl, LaGrange Park, Ill.; one brother-in-law, Lowell Brown, Eau Claire; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Stella; one step-grandson, Tim Morin; three sisters, Sylvia Boh, Mary Kokaly, and Matilda Brown; and five brothers, Frank Jr., Francis, Anton, Martin, and Darwin Kokaly.
Thorp Funeral Home, Thorp, assisted the family with arrangements.
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