Obit: Lunka, Frank
(1863 - 1951)
Contact: George Plautz
Surnames: Lunka, Svete, Debevec, Leesch, Leonard, Ulesich, Perushek, Artac, Champa, Debevec, Francel, Pekol, Tomsich, Inithar, Petrich, Rakovec
----Source: Frances Plautz Scrapbook Collection - Possibly from Greenwood Gleaner
Lunka, Frank (2 Nov. 1863 - 11 Mar. 1951)
Frank Lunka Sr., 87 , of the Town of Hendren, Willard, passed away at the farm home in the vicinity of Gorman, on Sunday morning, March 11, 1951 after a lingering illness.
Funeral services were conducted at the Holy Family Church in Willard on Wednesday, March 14, with a Requiem High Mass at 10: 00 o’clock the Rev. Augustine Svete officiating. He was laid to rest in the parish cemetery beside his wife.
Frank Lunka was born on November 2, 1863 in Yugoslavia, in the village of Grabov near Cerknica, to Anton Lunka and Mary Debevec. He received his education there and grew to manhood.
In the spring of 1893 while still in Europe, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Klancher. Later he moved to Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where he was employed for a short time and then returned to his family in Europe.
Some years later they moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil in South America, living there for a number of years, later moving to Ely, Minn., where he was engaged in mining. In 1909 they moved to the present farm in Willard.
He is survived by five children: Joseph, Willard; Mrs. Emil (Mary) Leesch, Redfield, S. Dakota; Frances Leonard, Chicago; Mrs. Joseph (Anne) Ulesich, Greenwood; and Frank at home. Also ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife on September 22, 1942 and by one sister and a brother.
The pallbearers were: Ludvik Perushek Sr., Michael Artac, John Champa, Anton Debevec, Frank Francel Sr. and Frank Pekol.
A general rosary was recited at the home on Tuesday night. He was a member of the following societies: Holy Family KSKJ, Holy Name and the American Fraternal Union.
Those from away who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Emil Leesch, Redfield, S. Dakota; Mrs. Frances Leonard, Chicago; Mr and Mrs. Joseph Ulesich, Jr., and the family, Greenwood; Mrs. Frances Tomsich and son Frank, Mr Intihar, Ely, Minn; Jacob Petrich, Eveleth, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Francel Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rakovec, Marshfield.
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