Bio: Bogdonovich, Edward Mitchell (Eddy's Tog Shop)

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Surnames: Bogdonovich, Poppish, Bertz

 

----Sources: Federal Census, Published Obituary, Social Security Death Index, Family Notes

 

 

  Eddy's Tog Shop

Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin

 

 

The advertisement above appeared in the 1967 Christmas Edition of the Greenwood Gleaner.

This shop was owned by Edward Mitchell Bogdonovich.

 

Edward Mitchell Bogdonovich
Birth: Jun. 9, 1921, Willard, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 2007, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA

GREENWOOD -- Edward Mitchell Bogdonovich, 85, of Greenwood, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at William S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison.

He was born June 9, 1921, in Willard, to Eli and Stephanie (Poppish) Bogdonovich.

In 1939, Ed entered the United States Marine Corps and served during World War II until his discharge in 1946. He had been held as a prisoner of war in Japan for more than four years.

He married Marilyn Bertz on May 31, 1949, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal.

He owned and operated Eddy's Tog Shop in Greenwood until his retirement. He also served as an alderman for the City of Greenwood in Ward 4.

Ed is survived by his wife, Marilyn Bogdonovich of Greenwood; son, William (Mabel) Bogdonovich, Willard; and two step-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood. Interment of cremains will be held at a later date.

Family Notes


Parents: Eli Bogdonovich (1894 - 1976), Stephania Papish Bogdonovich (1901 - 1933)
Burial: Saint Marys Cemetery, Greenwood, Clark County, Wisconsin, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 81257795

World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945
Wisconsin POW, Released from Prison Camp
Name: Edward Mitchell Bogdonovich Pfc, USMC
Relative Name: Mr. Eli Bogdonovich, Willard Relative Relationship: Father
State: Wisconsin Country: United States
Type of Casualty: POW, Released From Prison Camp Roll: ww2c_27

1920 United States Federal Census


Name: Eli Bogdonovich Age: 30 Birth Year: abt 1890 Birthplace: Slovenia
Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1906 Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Stephania Bogdonovich
Father's Birthplace: Slovenia Mother's Birthplace: Slovenia
Home owned: Own Able to read: No Able to Write: No
Home in 1920: Hendren, Clark, Wisconsin
Eli Bogdonovich 30
Stephania Bogdonovich 19
Eva Bogdonovich 2
Pete Bogdonovich [6/12]

1940 United States Federal Census


Name: Edward H Bogdonovich Respondent: Yes Age: 18 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1922
Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Wisconsin Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Private 1st Class (Private)
Street: U S Marine Corps Base House Number: Bks
Residence in 1935: Rural, Clark, Wisconsin Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Home in 1940: San Diego, San Diego, California
Sheet Number: 14A Institution: 1st Def Bn Fmf M C B Occupation: Line Duty
Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: High School, 3rd year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 44
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 12 Income: 62 Income Other Sources: Yes

Robert Lee Bogdonovich


WILLARD - Robert Lee Bogdonovich, 81, Willard, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at his residence.

Bob's wishes were to be cremated with no funeral service. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He was born May 11, 1923, in Willard to Eli and Stephania (Papesh) Bogdonovich. He served in Korea during World War II, from June 28, 1946, until May 30, 1947. He then purchased a farm in rural Willard where he spent his years farming and trucking until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; three sons, Rodney (Irene), Jim (Anne) of Willard and Randy (Patsy) of Fairchild; one daughter, Kathy (Pat) Sedlacek, Cadott; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ed Bogdonovich, Greenwood.

Social Security Death Index


Name: Peter Bogdonovich Born: 7 Jul 1919 Died: Sep 1981
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (Before 1951)
Last Residence: 54493 Willard, Clark, Wisconsin, United States of America
Last Benefit: 54493 Willard, Clark, Wisconsin, United States of America

 

Responses

 

I remember Eddy's Tog Shop and mom and dad always shopped there. That is where Dad got his bib overalls and my mom bought his boxers. I don't know why I remember those in particular. Probably because my dad was a difficult fit. It was on the north side of the bowling alley which was a few door north of my parent's store.  Mary Urban

 

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I remember Ed Bogdonovich. I remembered when he owned the store next to Mary Artac Urban's father, down a little. This was mid 50's. He measured me for a wedding and my parents bought some pants from him for me. He then moved to the other store on Main Street.  Most importantly Ed was my father's best friend.  They were both in the American Legion and Knights of Columbus. My dad and Ed would be found in a small group of legionnaires every holiday, they were both in the marching group and did the gun and flag for the 4th of July or other holidays or occasions when it was required. He was a very kind man, drove loads of Amish around in his later years. I remember Ed's kids being at the house and his wife would come visit with my mother.  Lot of memories gone now. He was in the Pacific and I think he was on some kind of march, perhaps Bataan during WW2.  So sad for him and Marilyn when his two kids died in San Francisco, so young.  George Plautz

 

 

 

"Eddy's Tog Shop" was located in the center building where the Sport & Spine Clinic is pictured.

 

 


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