THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Melvin G. Sovinski
Melvin George Sovinski, 88, of Suring passed away Sunday, July 6.
Born May 27, 1926, to Max and Ella Sovinski, he attended 13 elementary schools before graduating from Suring High School. He married Mae Schmidt in 1949 and served in Korea before working for Milwaukee Foundry and then became a union carpenter. He was also a mechanic at the Suring Coop, worked at the Suring Post Office and was a sales representative for Farmers Insurance until his retirement in 1997.
Active in Ducks Unlimited, the VFW, Suring Volunteer Fire Department and especially his faith, he was also a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church and later St. John Lutheran Church in Townsend. He served on many insurance, church and local business boards. He always had an appointment notebook and a carpenters ruler in his pocket. He loved a good hat and always sported a fedora when they were in style and recently had a baseball hat monogrammed with Ducks Unlimited and many unsightly hats just for fishing. An avid fisherman, always angling, when his health allowed, he enjoyed fishing for the big ones and the pan fish frenzy at spawn time. Above all, family always was most important.
He is survived by children, Julie (Terry) Feltz, of Hatley, Wayne (Mary Lou) Sovinski, of Hartford and Candace Sovinski, of Madison; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren;
He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Ella Sovinski; his wife of 57 years, Mae, who passed away in 2006; siblings, Harvey, Ruth, Julius, Doris and Jerry.
Visitation will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Townsend on Friday, July 11 from 10 a.m. until time of a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Stephen Mueller will officiate with burial in Mount Olive Lutheran Cemetery in Suring. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring is assisting the family with arrangements.