Roger W. (1887 - 1942)
Surnames: Woskie, Christofferson, Loos, Lee, Vorland, Hunt, Whitney, Pacholke, Payne, Goletz, Johnson, Scott, Horn, Schuyard, Nonnweiler, Rush, Dargavel, Roy
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 03/12/1942
Woskie, Roger W. (4 May 1887 - 6 Mar. 1942)
Roger W. Woskie, Clark county supervisor of the second ward of the city of Colby, and manager of the Colby Theatre, died suddenly at 11:30 o’clock at his home in Colby Friday morning at the age of 54 years, coronary thrombosis (a heart ailment) being the cause of his sudden departure. He apparently was in good health and had bowled on the Buick bowling team on the Steinwand alleys Thursday night and bowled a good score - 181, 180 and 188. However, he complained of feeling ill and began to vomit and decided to call Dr. H. H. Christofferson. The doctor was on a call in the country at the time but called at the Woskie home as soon as he returned. He asked Mr. Woskie what the trouble seemed to be and Mr. Woskie complained about an upset stomach. The doctor told him to drink a little warm water and said that might help him and proceeded to prepare a hypodermic but before he had it prepared, Mr. Woskie peacefully passed away.
Masonic funeral services were held at the Lulloff Funeral Home in Colby Monday afternoon with S. L. Loos, master of the Colby Lodge, and Rev. Harry Lee of Cadott, former pastor of the Colby M. E. church, officiating. Internment was made at Winona, Minn. Pall bearers were G. T. Vorland, Frank Hunt, C. R. Whitney, W. C. Pacholke, Dr. W. W. Payne and Dr. H. H. Christofferson. S. L. Loos and Frank Goletz accompanied the remains and Mr. Loos officiated at the grave.
Mr. Woskie, who had been ill just one and one-half hour, was born on May 4, 1887, at Winona, Minn., and was married to Nina Gertrude Johnson in Chicago, Ill., on April 3, 1909. They lived in Chicago until Jan. 21st, 1937, when they moved to Colby, and began to operate the New Colby Theatre. Mr. Woskie was engaged in the real estate business in Chicago before coming to Colby, Wis.
Surviving are his wife, one sister, Mrs. Harvey (Mabel) Scott of Two Harbors, Minn., and one cousin, Frank Woskie of St. Paul, Minn. There are no children.
The deceased was a just and upright citizen and took a keen interest in public affairs, and, during the few years he was with us, made many friends and acquaintances. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Lions Club and Commercial Club. He was a courteous and obliging neighbor, a man who always endeavored to perform every duty to God, his country, his family, his neighbors and himself. He enjoyed the friendly and neighborly spirit of the people of Colby, Wis., and felt that the five years he spent in Colby were the happiest in his life. Floral offerings surpassed in profusion and exemplified in the strongest manner possible the high esteem in which he was held.
Out of town people here for the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. Al Horn of Chicago, Mrs. Harvey Scott of Two Harbors, Minn., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woskie, William Woskie and Mrs. Vivian Schuyard, all of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. W. Nonnweiler, Mr. and Mrs. George Woskie, Matthew Rush and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dargavel, all of Minneapolis, and Mrs. Lorenzo Roy of Beloit.
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