THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Loddie C. Koutsky
Loddie C. Koutsky, 87, of Pound passed away on Tuesday, July 30, at Woodland Village Nursing Home.
Born March 9, 1926 to the late Jerry and Anna (Kershek) Koutsky, he grew up in the Klondike area and attended Messinger Creek School.
He worked for an uncle on his farm until enlisting in the Army in 1946. He got his basic training at Camp Robinson and after a short stint at Camp Kilmore, N.J., he was sent to Base M on the Philippine Islands where he served in the 86th Blackhawk Division of the Military Police. After returning home he worked at Allis-Chalmers in West Allis for 30 years. He married his wife of 65 years, the former Gladys Cochenet on May 8, 1948.
A life member of the VFW Post 2119 of Mountain and the Legion Post 280 of Coleman, he was also a member of the Lee and Underwood Lake Conservation Club and life member of the Bagley and Brazeau Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed deer hunting, ice fishing, riding snowmobiles and volunteering help anywhere he could.
Besides his wife, Gladys, he is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Norman) Meyer of Pound; two sons, Jerry (good friend, Mari Weber) of Palmyra and James (Mary) of Lake Geneva; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Osweiler.
Relatives and friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman from 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. Rev. Robert Karuhn will officiate and burial with full military rites will be held at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Klondike.