Obit: Petkovsek, Joseph J. (1903 - 1956)


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Surnames: Petkovsek, Bubai, Beton, Lassen, Bruske, Gregorich


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 03/01/1956


Petkovsek, Joseph J. (17 OCT 1903 - 26 FEB 1956)


Funeral services were held for Joseph John Petkovsek, 52, Greenwood, at 10:00 yesterday forenoon from St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenwood, with the Rev. Edward Hartung officiating.  Burial was made at Greenwood.


The deceased passed away at 10:30 Sunday morning at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, where he had been for two weeks being treated for cancer.  He had undergone surgery in January and had since then been re-admitted to the hospital on the 14th of February.


About six years ago he and his brother John left Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.), where they owned and operated the Wildwood Tavern on Highway 29, now known as Leffel’s Supper Club, and moved to Greenwood.


In 1911 he and his family moved to Willard, Clark County, from Springfield, Ill., where he was born Oct. 17, 1903.  He returned to his birthplace in 1927, living there until he settled briefly at Curtiss.  Since moving to Greenwood six years ago he was employed as an insurance broker and served the city as its Second Ward alderman.


Surviving him are his wife, the former Margaret Bubai, whom he married in 1923 at Chicago, and four sisters and five brothers, Mrs. John (Mary) Beton, Chicago; Mrs. Peter (Anna) Lassen, Waukegan, Ill.; Mrs. Ray (Frances) Bruske, Melrose Park, Ill.; Mrs. Leo (Dorothy) Gregorich, Willard; John and Anton Petkovsek, Greenwood; Frank Petkovsek, Chicago; Martin Petkovsek, Morton Grove, Ill., and William Petkovsek, Willard.


His father, John Petkovsek, died in 1954 and his mother in 1937.



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