Obit: Volarich, Joseph (1886 - 1949)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
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Surnames: Volarich, Gaberschek, Volovsek, Brezic, Bayuk, Jeras, Gosar, Podobnik, Seliskar, Rutar, Halozan, Muskatevc, Lovitt

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.), March 31, 1949

Volarich, Joseph (31 December 1886 - 18 March 1949)

Joseph Volarich was born December 31, 1886, in Primorskem, Austria, where he grew to manhood. He went to Milwaukee later, where he lived for 11 years.

While there he was united in marriage to Miss Justina Gaberschek on October 25, 1913. To this union were born two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Volovsek, Jr., and Mrs. Stanley (Olga) Volovsek.

On June 17, 1924, together with his family, he arrived in Clark County in the Town of Hendren, where they settled on a farm known as the Anton Sain farm.

He was a member of the Holy Family Church, of the Holy Family Society, and the Holy Name Society. On March 18, 1949 he was taken suddenly ill, while working about the barn, with a heart attack. He passed away that afternoon. Tuesday morning, March 22, funeral services were held from the home, and the church at Willard, with a requiem high mass spoken by the Rev. Leo Lovitt. Burial was made in the parish cemetery.

Besides his wife and the above mentioned daughters, he leaves 2 sisters and four brothers in Europe, and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: John Brezic, Joseph Bayuk, Anton Jeras, Frank Gosar, Michael Podobnik, Sr., and Jake Seliskar.

Relatives and friends from away at the funeral were: Mrs. Andrew Rutar, Frank Gaberschek, Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Halozan, and Miss Kathryn Muskatevc, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

 

 


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