Obit: Catura, Willard (1887 - 1950)

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Surnames: Catura, DeMarco, Off, Doughty, Good

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/15/1950

Catura, Willard (27 APR 1887 - 10 JUN 1950)

Willard Catura, resident of the city of Owen (Clark Co., Wis.) for the past 37 years died at his home in the city at eight-thirty Saturday evening, June 10th, 1950. Death was due to a heart condition from which he suffered for the past many months. In December of last year he was hospitalized at Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, for treatment, remaining there until a month ago when he was returned to his home. The past few weeks previous to his death he had enjoyed many fine visits with his family and friends and fro the first time in many months was able to sit up about the house for short intervals. Even minutes previous to his passing away Saturday night he had been joking and visiting with members of his family as they attended him and prepared him for his night’s sleep.

He was born on April 27, 1887 at Arkansas, Wis. He was 68 years of age. He was married on Jan. 20, 1933 to Nellie B. Good in Minneapolis, Minn. He is survived by his widow and two sons, William and Eldon, one brother, Fred, of Duran, Wis., and two sisters, Carrie DeMarco, Washington; Hazel Off and Alma Doughty, Menomonie.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church, Owen, at two o’clock. The Rev. Dr. K. O. Crosby officiated. Burial was made at Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were: R. E. Gabriel, Neal Laine, Dr. C. M. Toranson, Henry Mauel, Owen; John Owen, Milwaukee; and Irvin Bolman, Eau Claire. There were many lovely floral bouquets and other remembrances appreciated by the family.

"Bill" as he was affectionately referred to by his many friends, was a personably fellow, easy to make friends with and the possessor of many fine retaining qualities. A pioneer resident of this community, having come here 37 years ago, he was naturally a community worker and leader. He was appointed to the Owen Common Council in 1949, serving a one year term until 1950. This year he did not seek re-election because of his failing health. He had been an active and charter member of the Meadowview County Club, serving on numerous committees at various intervals.

For nearly 30 years he had been an employee of Mr. A. R. Owen, to whom he had been devoted and faithful in all his duties as he was to his family and his host of friends.



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