Obit: Paun, John J. (1889 - 1951)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Paun, Billy, Horswill, Matonich, Perkovich, Seman, Spellar, Shimkus, Rollins, Langan, Rosandich, Kapusta, Schier, Bymers, Martin, Vukovlc, Majacka, Karakash, Enfield, Schultz, Linzmeier, Gilnieche, Muller

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 28, 1951

Paun, John J. (16 March 1889 - 18 June 1951)

John J. Paun, age 61, of Granton died at his home on Monday, June 18, at ten o’clock.

The body lay in state at the Bergemann Funeral Home until Wednesday afternoon when it was taken to the family home where a general rosary was held on Wednesday evening at eight o’clock. A requiem high mass was read for the deceased on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Chili. Burial was made in the parish cemetery. The Rev. H. J. Muller was celebrant.

Mr. Paun was born on March 16, 1889, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Paun, in Yugoslavia. He came to this country when he was 15 years old, and was employed for a railroad company in Chicago, Ill., until 1921 when he came to Clark County and has operated a farm in the Town of Sherwood since that time.

He was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Chili.

On June 4, 1925, he was married to Mary Billy at Bakerville, Wis.

He is survived by his wife, and five children, Louis Paun of Granton, Mrs. Robert (Rosetta) Horswill of Neillsville, Robert, Margie and Sharon Kay at home, three brothers, Tom Paun of Granton, and George and Louie Paun of Yugoslavia, and one sister, Mathilda, of Yugoslavia.

One child, and seven brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were: Eli Matonich, Joe Matonich, John Perkovich, Joe Seman, Peter Matonich, and John Seman.

Floral offerings were in charge of Connie Matonich, Mildred and Louise Spellar, Joyce Shimkus, Beverly and Shirley Rollins.

Friends and relatives from out of town attending the rites were, Pfc. Joe Paun of Porto Rico, Pvt. and Mrs. Frank Paun of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Mrs. Chester Langan and daughter, Evanston, Ill., John Rosandich, Mr. and Mrs. Louie Rosandich, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rosandich, Mr. and Mrs. John Rosandich and Thomas Rosandich, all of Milwaukee, Miss Margaret Billy of Evanston, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Martin Kapusta of Waupun, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schier and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eli Matonich, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Bymers, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Martin all of Marshfield, John Perkovich and son, Pete Matonich, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Spellar and family, Louie Vukovlc, Tom Majacka, Tom Karakash, all of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Shimkus, John Enfield, Mrs. Paul Arnold, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Schultz, Joe Matonich, all of Wisconsin Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Linzmeier, Louie Linzmeier of Junction City, Mr. and Mrs. Rueben Gilnieche of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rollins of Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Milan Matonich, Mr. and Mrs. John Matonich of Loyal, Paul Rosandich of River Falls and George Rosandich of Aurora, Minn.



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