Ursula (1877 - 1952)
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Surnames: Champa, Svete, Strojan, Koschak, Perushek, Francel, Morgal, Tolaney, Oblack, Pernic
----Source: Frances Plautz Scrapbook Collection - Possibly from Clark County Press, Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. Jan. 1952
Champa, Ursula (16 Aug. 1877 - 11 Jan. 1952)
Mrs. Frank Champa, 74 of the Town of Hendren, Willard, passed away at her farm home on Friday, January 11, 1952 at approximately 11:00 p. m. from pneumonia.
Funeral services were conducted at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard on Tuesday, January 15, 1952 with a Requiem High Mass at 10:00 a. m. with the Rev. Father Augustine Svete officiating. She was laid to rest in the parish cemetery beside her husband.
Ursula Strojan was born in Yugoslavia on August 16, 1877 to Frank Strojan and Ursula Koschak. She came to the United States while still very young and the family settled in Ely, Minnesota. While there she was united in marriage to Frank Champa on October 6, 1904. They resided there until 1910, when they moved to the present farm near Willard, which at that time was only wild land. They have resided there ever since.
Three children were born to this union, Anne and John at home and Frank of Cleveland, Ohio. Surviving is also one grandchild, Mary Susan Champa.
A general rosary was recited at the home Monday night. She was a member of the Christian Mother’s society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank who passed away May 6, 1945, three sisters one brother and her parents.
The pallbearers were Ludwig Perushek, Frank Francel Sr., Frank Morgal Jr., Joseph Tolaney, Paul Oblack Sr., and John Pernic.
Those from away who attended the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Champa Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio. Sent in by Miss Anna Champa.
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