Obit: Oreskovich, Joseph F. (1912 - 2013)

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Surnames: Kostelac, Oreskovich, Raspotnik, Smolich, Tutor

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 08/08/2013

Oreskovich, Joseph F. (22 OCT 1912 - 5 AUG 2013)

Former Bayfield County resident Joseph F. Oreskovich, 100, Medford, died on Monday, Aug. 5 at Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center in Medford.

No services will be held. Burial of his cremated remains will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Ashland.

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

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----Source: The Ashland Daily Press (Ashland, WI) 08/07/2013

Joseph F. Oreskovich passed away on Monday, August 5, 2013 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, in Medford, where he had resided for the past 2 1/2 years.

He was born October 22, 1912 in Chicago Ill, and attended school in Bayfield County. He married Agnes Margaret Raspotnik on January 2, 1937. Margaret preceded him in death on January 3, 1989.

Joseph’s parents immigrated to America from Svecha Croatia, Yugoslavia in 1910. In his early years he worked as a logger and hauled logs. He farmed in Benoit for 36 years until retirement in 1977. In retirement, he helped on the farm and traveled. He enjoyed playing cards, deer hunting, polka dancing, spending time with family and had a good sense of humor. He also enjoyed participating in the tractor pulling contests at the Ashland County Fair. Joseph was a member of the Benoit Rifle Club and the NFO.

He is survived by his three children: Joanne Johnson of Medford; Kay Marie (Butch) Tutor of Mason; Raymond (Judy) Oreskovich of Benoit, sister-in-law Mary Raspotnik of Ashland, nine living grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father Peter Oreskovich, his mother Katherine Kostelac, step-father John Smolich, and brothers Peter, Nicholas, and John Oreskovich.

No services will be held. Burial of his cremated remains will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Ashland.

 

 


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