Obit: Trunkel, Josephine E. #2 (1915 - 2007)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Trunkel, Follmar, Miracle, Perovsek, Blatnick, Johnson, Salaker, Sensman

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Monday, October 1, 2007

Trunkel, Josephine E. (8 March 1915 - 28 Sept. 2007)

Josephine Trunkel

Josephine E. Trunkel, 92, of Willard, passed away at the Neillsville Memorial Home on Sept. 28, 2007.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. The Rev. Joseph Follmar will officiate and burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony U. Trunkel, Grant E. Trunkel, Gary J. Trunkel, Dale W. Trunkel, Donald E. Trunkel and Matthew Miracle.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood with a 6 p.m. prayer service and at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.

Josephine E. Perovsek was born March 8, 1915, in Willard to Frank Sr. and Mary (Blatnik) Perovsek. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at the North Willard School. Josephine was united in marriage to Tony F. Trunkel on July 21, 1937, at Holy Family Catholic Church. They farmed on her family farm in the town of Hendren. Her husband, Tony, passed away Aug. 12, 1989. Josephine lived her entire life on her family farm and could read and write fluently in Slovenian, serving as a translator when needed.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, a lay member of the 3rd Order of St. Francis of Assisi, a member of the KSKJ Lodge in Willard, a member of the American Slovenian Catholic Union, a past member of the Slovenian Women’s Union No. 102 and a past member of Holy Family’s Parish Council of Catholic Women. Josephine always looked forward to visits from family members. She was active in many church activities and enjoyed raising a huge garden, only to give much of it away every fall.

Josephine is survived by two sons: Tony J. (Frederica) Trunkel of Willard and Apache Junction, Ariz. and Frank (Mary) Trunkel of Menomonie; one daughter: JoAnne Miracle of Lockport, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and one sister: Molly Johnson of Mesa, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Tony; her son-in-law: Al Miracle; one brother: Frank Perovsek Jr. and two sisters: Rose Salaker and Mary Sensman.

In lieu of flowers, her family prefers memorials be given to the Holy Family Parish Endowment Fund in Willard.



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