Obit: Velcheck, Anton (1886 - 1955)

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Surnames: Velcheck, Boehler, Schauer, Sanders, Burke, Soderberg, Ludwig, Siegler, O’Rourke, Schweingruber


----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 01/20/1955


Velcheck, Anton (13 JUN 1886 - 13 JAN 1955)


Anton J. Velcheck, 68, a lifelong resident of this community (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.), passed away at his home here on Friday, Jan. 13, 1955, after a long illness which went back to the time of his retirement from his business as operator of the Thorp Flour & Feed Mill here, in 1949.  Previous to taking over the mill himself, he was employed by the Thorp Produce Co.


Mr. Velcheck had many friends in this community who will deeply mourn his passing.  In his younger days Tony was a great lover of baseball, as a player and manager, and promoter of the sport locally, although for the past few years he had been unable to enjoy the sport as much as he would have liked.  He was civic minded and enthusiastic booster for the city of Thorp and community.


He was born in Czechoslovakia on June 13, 1886.  He came to this country at the age of 1 ½ years with his parents who located on a farm northeast of Thorp for many years.  On June 11, 1912 he was united in marriage to Katherine Boehler at Thorp, who, with one son, Arnold of Shawano, Wis., and one daughter, Beatrice, Mrs. Al Schauer of Wausau, survive him.  Two sons, Clarence and Byron, preceded him in death.


Other surviving relatives are seven sisters, Mrs. Arthur sanders, Marshfield, Mrs. J. Burke, Boyd, Mrs. Arthur Soderberg, Thorp, Mrs. Joseph Ludwig, Rudyard, Mont., Mrs. Vernon Siegler, Crown Point, Ind., Mrs. Frank O’Rourke, Griffith, Ind., Mrs. Adolph Schweingruber, East Chicago, Ind., two brothers, august Velcheck, Thorp, and Frank Velcheck, Stevens Point.  One brother, Fred, passed away two weeks ago.


The requiem Mass was sung by Rev. Father A. M. Muckerheide, assisted by Rt. Msgr. V. J. Plecity of La Crosse (cousin of the deceased), at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church here at 9:30 on Monday morning.  The Holy Name Society, of which he was a member, attended the services in a body.  Interment took place in St. Bernard’s Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Charles Possley, Louis Walsdorf, George Haas, Wm. Micke, Dr. R. H. Stuesser and John Hickman.



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