Obit: Debevec, Anton, Sr. #2 (1881 - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Debevec, Zevnik, Rakovec, Fale, Mertens

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/22/1970

Debevec, Anton, Sr. (4 June 1881 - 15 October 1970)

Anton Debevec, Sr., 89, of Greenwood died last week Thursday in Neillsville, where he was admitted to the hospital two weeks ago.

Mr. Debevec was born June 4, 1881, in Yugoslavia. He came to the United States in 1906 and was married July 9, 1909, to Mary Zevnik at Lorraine, O. They came to Willard in 1912 and settled on a farm. Mrs. Debevec died in 1947. He came to Greenwood four years ago and was a resident at the Clark County Home for the Aged until he was taken to the hospital. Mr. Debevec was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard and of the American Slovenian Catholic Union Society.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Rakovec of Marshfield and Mrs. Eleanor Fale of Brookfield, Ill.; six sons: Robert and Frank of Willard, Anton of Greenwood, Charles of Rockville, Md., Ralph of Lodi and Ray of Pasco, Wash.; 38 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday from the Hill Funeral Home in Greenwood and the Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. The Rev. Michael Mertens officiated. Burial was made in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were his six sons.



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