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William Martin "Pete" Tomashek
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1895
Death: Dec. 17, 1970

William M. Tomashek

Attrition Mill Founder is Dead at 75

Minneiska, Minn. William M. (Pete) Tomashek, 75, Minneiska, found of the Winona Attrition Mill Co., died Thursday at 11:35 at community Memorial Hospital, Winona, after an illness of 1 1/2 years.

Tomashek organized the company in 1928 and served as its president until he retired in 1964. The company manufactured feed mill equipment that had been designed and patented by Tomashek. The products were distributed throughout the midwestern regions.

He was born April 6, 1895, in Winona to Martin and Anna Cassutt Tomashek and had lived in the area all his life. He served with the Army in France in World War I. He married the former Grace Schweitzer Sept. 8, 1926, in Winona.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Minneiska and was a charter member of St. Mary's Parish in Winona. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of World War I.

Survivors are: his wife, two sons, William R. and Howard C., both of Winona, one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Hartert, Kellert, Minn.; 13 grandchildren. One brother has died.

Funeral services will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Burke's Funeral Home, Winona, and at St. Mary's Church, Minneiska, at 10:30, the Rt. Rev. Msgn. N. F. Grulkowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Winona.

There will be no visition at the funeral home. The family prefers memorials to Community Memorial Hospital. Winona Daily News, 18 Dec. 1970
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  Martin Tomashek (1837 - 1907)
  Anna Cassutt Tomashek (1863 - 1947)
  Grace Winifred Schweitzer Tomashek (1903 - 2002)
Minn Cpl Co F 311 Engr 86 Div WWI
Saint Marys Cemetery
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Lot 38 Block C
Created by: Cyndi Speltz Gipp
Record added: Jan 17, 2013
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William Martin Pete Tomashek
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William Martin Pete Tomashek
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William Martin Pete Tomashek
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