Obit: Gabrovic, Stephie #3 (1924 - 2010)


Contact: Audrey Roedl



Surnames: Gabrovic, Auman, Frankel, Heibing


----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, Wis. 27 Oct. 2010)


Gabrovic, Stephie (22 JULY 1924 - 25 OCT 2010)


Stephie Gabrovic, 86, Willard, died on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at the Neillsville Retirement Community. A celebration of life will be held at a later date..


Stephie Auman was born on July 22, 1924, in Willard, the daughter of Frank and Angela (nee Frankel) Auman. She was raised on the family farm and received her education in Willard. As a young woman, she moved to Chicago, where she worked in a box factory. She returned to Willard and married Ignac Gabrovic on Oct. 31, 1941, in Neillsville. They farmed his family’s farm for four years and then purchased their own farm northwest of Willard. In 1954, they moved to another farm near South Mound where they farmed until her husband’s death on Oct. 4, 1989. She moved into Willard on July 1, 1990, and resided there until entering the Neillsville Retirement Community on June 1, 2007. She had many interests, but especially enjoyed gardening, refinishing furniture, flower gardens, and her cat, Bobby.


Survivors include her daughter, Janet A. (Ben) Hiebing, Shawno; her grandson, Mike Hiebing, Sheboygan; three sisters, Antonia Panyan, Esko, Minn., Angela Verhunce, Stratford, and Mary Dergance, Neillsville; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Ignac; three brothers, Frank, Victor and Felix Auman; and one sister, Anne Haugan.


Online condolences may be expresses at


Cudddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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