Obit: Rakovec, Antonia (1882 - 1953)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Rakovec, Zorko, Pekol  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 15, 1953 

Rakovec, Antonia (13 June 1882 - 11 October 1953) 

Mrs. Antonia Rakovec, 71, died Sunday, October 11, at 11:15 a.m. at her home on Greenwood, R #3.  She had been ill since spring with a heart ailment. Her death was attributed to pneumonia.  

Requiem high mass will be held Thursday, October 15, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard.  Rosaries will be held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at the Rakovec home.  Burial will be made in the Holy Family Cemetery. 

MRs. Rakovec, the former Antonia Zorko, was born in Yugoslavia, June 13, 1882.  She came to the United States in 1904.  The following year she was married to Joseph Rakovec in Pennsylvania.  He died October 16, 1943. Several years after their marriage they returned to Europe and after five years there she returned here in 1914, coming directly to Greenwood.  She had resided for 39 years on their farm five miles southwest of here. 

She was the president of Mary’s Help K. S. K. J. and secretary and treasurer of the Altar Society of Holy Family Church. 

She is survived by five sons: Joe of Marshfield; Richard of Chicago; Frank and John of Loyal; Cyril at home; and one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Pekol of Neillsville; also 18 grandchildren.   

Besides her husband she was preceded in death by one son Tony, who died in infancy. 



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