Obit: Kaz, Peter John #2 (1884 – 1964)

Contact:  Pat Braun


Surnames:  Kaz, Saluchka

----Source:  Owen Enterprise (Owen, Clark Co., Wis.) 4/2/1964

Kaz, Peter John (1884 – 26 MAR 1964)


A requiem Mass was said Monday morning at the Holy Rosary Catholic church, Owen, for Peter John Kaz, rural Owen, Father H. L. Crubel was the celebrant.  Interment was made at Riverside cemetery where members of the American Legion Posts of Owen-Withee and Thorp conducted military rites.

Serving as pallbearers were members of the Thorp American Legion Club of which the deceased was a charter member.

Mr. Kaz passed away March 26 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where he had been treated for several weeks.  He was 79 years and 10 months of age.

Born May 20, 1884, in Lithuania he had an exciting life as a young man serving with the 1st Division from July 18, 1913 to July 18, 1920, taking part in the Mexican incident and being actively engaged in five campaigns during World War I in France. 

On October 16, 1920, he was wed to the former Caroline Saluchka in Chicago.  Seven years later  the couple came to Clark County settling on a farm near Thorp in 1927.  From then until 1953 they farmed and operated several different taverns.  In 1953, they moved to this community settling on a farm in the Town of Hoard.

Morning his departure are his wife; four sons, Richard, Los Angeles, Calif., Arthur of Omaha, Nebr., and Raymond and James of Owen and 11 grandchildren.



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