Edward F. Volovsek, 73, Willard, died at his home on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. He will be laid to rest in Holy Family Cemetery in Willard.
Ed was born on Nov. 15, 1945, in Greenwood, to Frank and Mary (nee Volarich) Volovsek. He spent his early years growing up in Willard, where he attended Willard School and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1963. During his life, Ed worked for United Builders of Greenwood, Stanley Volovsek Building, and Halbrader’s Garage in Willard. He also worked for Plautz Bros. Inc. for several years as a heavy equipment operator, mechanic, and truck foreman. In 1977, Ed bought the family farm where he farmed for many years and still resided on the home farm at the time of his death. After he sold his herd, Ed worked for Westwood Kitchens and later Leeson Motors in Neillsville until his retirement. He married Linda L. Ashbeck on July 13, 1968, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenwood, and was a member of Holy Family Church in Willard. Ed enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, watching the birds at his feeder, four-wheeling in his woods, and especially time spent at his camp site in the woods on the farm.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Linda, of Willard; his daughters, Michelle (Scott) Johnson of Greenwood and Denise (Clay) Herron of Kaukauna; his son, Kevin (Nicole) Volovsek of Freedom; his 14 grandchildren; and one grand-daughter-in-law. He is also survived by three sisters: Barbara (Josh) Wasik of Mount Pleasant, Beverly (James) Niehaus of Eagle River, and Linda (Dan) Melin of Utah.
He was preceded in death by his parents.