Obit: Rakovec, Antonia #2 (1882 - 1953)


Surnames: Rakovec, Zorko, Pekol

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 15 Oct 1953

Rakovec, Antonia (15 JUN 1882 - 11 OCT 1953)

Mrs. Joseph Rakovec, nee Antonia Zorko, was born in Yugoslavia on June 15, 1882 and came to the United States when a young girl living in Pennsylvania.

In 1905 she was united in Marriage in Pennsylvania, to Joseph Rakovec. They resided there for a few years before retiring in Yugoslavia., where they lived until 1914, again returning to the United States, coming to a farm five miles southwest of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.). Here they labored and from a wooded area, built one of the finest farms in this community. Mr. Rakovec passed away on Oct. 16, 1943, but Mrs. Rakovec remained on the farm which her son Cyril and family then worked.

She has been in poor health since spring, but on Friday, Oct. 9th she was stricken with pneumonia and passed away on Sunday, Oct. 11, 1953, having reached the age of 71 years, 3 months and 20 days.

She is survived by six children, Joseph Jr., Marshfield, Richard, Chicago; Mrs. Frank (Mary) Pekol, Neillsville; Frank, Loyal; Cyril, on the home farm, and John, Loyal, and 13 grandchildren.

A son Tony preceded her in death.

A Solemn Requiem High Mass was sung at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Father Augustine as celebrant, assisted by Rev. Father John Novak, Junction City and Rev. Father Beno Korble, O.S.M., also of Willard.

Mrs. Rakovec was president of the Mary Help Society, K.S.K.J. and secretary-treasurer of the Altar Society.

The pallbearers will be Tony Close??, Stanley Volovsek, Jake Seliskar, Ivan Ruzic, John Snedic and Frank Artac.

The body will repose at the Rakovec home from Tuesday until time of the service.



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