Obit: Prock, Joseph (1860 - 1945)

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Surnames: Prock, Novak, Biegler, Stevens, Barton, Stragisher, Endres, Seitz, Linster, Dobes, North, Reinhard, Borski, Glessing, Thomi, Croker

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 05/03/1945

Prock, Joseph (4 Sept. 1860 - 24 Apr. 1945)

Joseph Prock, 84, for many years a resident of Neillsville and vicinity, died April 24, after an illness of about a year. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic church, Neillsville. Rev. Michael Prock of Osceola, a nephew of the deceased, acted as celebrant, and was assisted by Rev. John Novak of Greenwood as deacon, Rev. Raphael Stragisher O.S.M. of Willard as subdeacon, and Rev. J. A. Biegler C. PP.S., as master of ceremonies.

Burial was made in the parish cemetery. A rosary service was held Friday evening at the Schiller-Terhune funeral home, where the body lay in state.

Mr. Prock was born September 4, 1860, at Cashton, and came to Clark county at the age of 20 years. As a young man he worked in lumber camps, and also at stave-making, in a day when staves were all made by hand. In 1883 he married Margaret Stevens at Cashton. They resided on a farm in the town of Weston for many years and later moved to Neillsville, where he has since made his home. He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s church.

Surviving are two daughters: Agnes, Mrs. Albert Barton, who resides near Christie, and Margaret, Mrs. Nicholas Endres, of Beloit. Mrs. Prock died seven years ago, and the son, John, died in 1917. Three children died in infancy. Two brothers and a sister also survive. They are William of Rice Lake; George, whose home is in North Dakota; and Mrs. Celie Seitz of Tomah. A brother and two sisters are deceased. There are 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: Nicholas Linster, Ed. Prock, Linus Prock, Frank Dobes, Herman North and Frank Reinhard.

Out-of-town relatives who were here for the funeral services included: Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Endres and daughter, Mrs. Joan Borski, Beloit; Eugene Barton and Sylvester, St. Paul; Miss Louise Barton, Chicago; Mrs. Celie Seitz and daughter, Ann, Tomah; Albert Seitz, Fairchild; William Prock, Mrs. Albert Glessing, Lawrence Prock and Tony Prock and Miss Ann Prock, Osceola; Martin Prock, Eau Claire; Mrs. Mary Thomi, Spring Valley; Mrs. Thomas Croker and son, Francis Prock, with his wife and daughter, Wausau. Lt. Thomi has just returned from Europe, having recently been liberated from a German prison camp in Poland.



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