Obit: Velcheck, Fred #2 (1891 - 1954)

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Surnames: Velcheck, Quesnell, Sanders, Burke, Soderberg, Ludwig, Sigler, O’Rourke, Schweingruber


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12/30/1954


Velcheck, Fred #2 (22 MAR 1891 - 28 DEC 1954)


Funeral services were held at St. Bernard’s Church at Thorp at 9:30 o’clock Friday morning, Dec. 31st for Fred R. Velcheck, 63, who passed away of Coronary Occlusion at Chicago on Dec. 28, 1954.  The requiem Mass was sung by Father Raymond Quesnell of Godfrey, Ill., as Celebrant, assisted by Msgr. Victory Plecity of La Crosse and Father A. M. Muckerheide, pastor of St. Bernard’s Parish.  Father Quesnell is a cousin of Mrs. Fred Velcheck and Msgr. Plecity is a cousin of the deceased.


Servers at the Mass were Donald and William Soderberg, grand nephews of the deceased.


Fred Velcheck was born in Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) on March 22, 1891, and grew to manhood in this community.  He had been sales representative for DesLauriers Column Mould Co. at Chicago for the past thirty-five years.  He was united in marriage in Chicago, July 18, 1925 to Esther Jane Quesnell, whom he leaves to mourn.  Other surviving relatives are three brothers, Anton and August Velcheck of Thorp, and Frank Velcheck of Stevens Point; seven sisters, Josephine, Mrs. Arthur Sanders, Marshfield, Wis., Anna, Mrs. John Burke, Boyd, Wis., Mary, Mrs. Arthur Soderberg, Thorp, Tracy, Mrs. Joe Ludwig, Rudyard, Mont., Alice, Mrs. Vernon Sigler, Crown Point, Ind., Agnes, Mrs. Frank O’Rourke, Griffith, Ind., and Clara, Mrs. Adolph Schweingruber, East Chicago, Ind.


Interment took place at St. Mary’s Cemetery at Stanley, Wis.  Nephews of the deceased were pallbearers, Myron Sanders, George and Jack Burke, Pat Soderberg, Gerald Geise and Charles Velcheck.



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