Loddie C. Koutsky, 87, of Pound passed away on Tues. July 30th, 2013 at Woodland Village Nursing Home. Born March 9th, 1926 to the late Jerry and Anna (Kershek) Koutsky. He grew-up in the Klondike area going to Messinger Creek School. He then worked for his uncle on the farm until enlisting in the Army in 1946. He was then sent to Camp Robinson, Ark. where he took basic training for only two months. 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 went to Milwaukee and got a job at Allis-Chalmers in West Allis where he stayed for 30 years. In the meantime, he married his now wife, Gladys (nee Cochenet) of 65 years on May 8, 1948. He is a life member of the VFW Post 2119 of Mountain and the Legion Post 280 of Coleman. He is 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 and riding snowmobiles and volunteering his help anywhere he could.
Besides his wife, Gladys, he is survived by one daughter, Sharon (Norman) Meyer of Pound; two sons, Jerry (a good friend Mari Weber) of Palmyra, WI; and James (Mary) of Lake Geneva, WI; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Beatrice Osweiler.
Relatives and friends may call at Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, 235 E. Main St., Coleman from 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2nd until the time of Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Robert Karuhn will officiate and burial with full Military Rites to be held at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Klondike. Please visit rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences and view video tribute.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Aug. 1, 2013