|Birth: ||Jun. 16, 1911|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 1943|
PFC. GUS BECWAR RITES
Pfc. Gus Becwar, son of Josephine and Mike Becwar Sr., was born June 16, 1911, on a farm five miles north of Milligan. As a boy, he atteneded school in district 6. In 1923 he moved with his parents to a farm near Tobias, where he grew to manhood. Upon finishing his education in the grade school in Tobias, he entered the Tobias high school,and graduated from there. He later became engaged in farming, residing on the home place up to the time of his induction into the army. This left his aged father to continue farming himself with no hired help obtainable.
He entered the army August 12, 1942,and entered training at Camp Gruber, Okla. He left there April 21, 1943 for Camp Stoneman, Cal., port of embarkation. From there May 2, 1943, he left for his final destination of Cairo, Egypt. There ie was in the quartermaster division until July 28, when he became ill of pharyingitis, and was taken to a hospital, where he passed ways on August 12, 1943. exactly one year from the day he was inducted into the army.
He leaves to mourn his death ihs parents, two brothers Mike Jr. and Frank of Exeter, and five sisters Mrs. James Tesar, and Mrs. Louis Svec of Milligan; Mrsl LeRoy Foster of Geneva; Mrs. James Koca of Exeter, and Mrs. Melvin Moor of Buhl, Idaho, fourteen nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.
The boy reached Milligan via Fairmont, Saturday , March 12, 6:45 a.m. and lay in state in a flag draped casket at the American Legion club house until Sunday at 1:30 p.m. when representatives from the Tobias and Exeter Legion organizations and relatives gathered for a short prayer by Ernest Kotas, chaplain of H.S.S.K. Post No. 240, after which the body was conveyed to the auditorium for the funeral services, the color guard and the firing squad heading the procession, followed by the hearse, the pall bearers and the escort, the Legionnaires, and the relatives.
The body was laid to rest in the family lot in the cemetery north of town, where short services were held at the grave. The firing squad fired a salute and echo taps were sounded. Sgt. Fred Hart of Fort Worth Tex., who escorted the body to Milligan, assisted by Richard Buzek, commander of the local post, presented the flag to the mother of the deceased.
Business men and women paid tribute to the returned soldier who died in World War II by displaying flags at half-mast all day. the esteem in which the deceased was held was in part at least shown by the beautiful floral ributes and the large number of his friends and relatives who came to witness the last rites. Friends and relatives came from as far as Lincoln, Dorchester, Geneva, Hastings, Tobias, Exeter, Friend, Fairmont, Ohiowa, and Beaver Crossing.
Mike Becwar (1872 - 1963)
Josephine Bech Becwar (1873 - 1951)
Anna E Becwar Jirkovsky Foster (1904 - 1985)*
Gus A. Becwar (1911 - 1943)
Bohemian Brethren Cemetery
Created by: M. Jensen Seggerman
Record added: Jun 24, 2013
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