Obit: Briski, Mathew (1878 - 1953)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Briski, Zagar, Malnar, Stimac, Vivoda, Gulczinski, Malasuk, Lendosky, Kesely, Gasparac, Hartung 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 11, 1953 

Briski, Mathew (6 January 1878 - 3 June 1953)  

Mathew Briski, 75, died suddenly at his home in Greenwood Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 a.m. of a heart attack. 

Mr. Briski was born January 6, 1878, in Delnice, Yugoslavia and came in 1901 to Calumet, Mich., where he worked in the copper mines.  He was married at Calumet February 2, 1906, to Katherine Zagar.  They celebrated their golden wedding in 1947.  After their marriage they moved to Chisholm, Minn., and came in May 1918, to a farm 12 miles northwest of Greenwood.  They retired in November 1948, and came to Greenwood. 

Mr. Bruski, a resident of Greenwood for 35 years, was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the S. N. P. J. Lodge No. 198 of Willard.  

He is survived by his wife, seven sons and seven daughters - Mathew of Chicago; Anton of Berwyn, Ill.; Frank and Robert of Greenwood; Albert of Minneapolis; Theodore and John at home; Mrs. Matt (Mary) Malnar of Willard; Mrs. Matt (Elizabeth) Stimac of Cicero, Ill.; Mrs. Joseph (Julia) Vivoda of Berwyn, Ill.; Mrs. Steven (Katherine) Gulczinski of Minneapolis; Mrs. Florian (Angeline) Gulczinski of Greenwood; Mrs. Stanley (Rose) Malasuk and Mrs. Stanley (Dolores ) Lendosky, both of Thorp; also 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Frances Kesely of Hibbing, Minn. and Mrs. Josephine Gasparac of Yugoslavia. 

He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters. 

Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood.  Burial was in the parish cemetery.  Six sons acted as pallbearers.  Rev. Edward Hartung officiated at the last rites. 



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