Beverly Voytovich, age 82, passed away from pancreatic cancer at
Evergreen Terrace in Antigo, WI on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Beverly was born September 5, 1936 in the Town of Ruby, Cornell
WI, the daughter of Forrest and Elfreda (Rufledt) Mohr. She
received her education at the Chippewa County rural schools of
Estella and Ruby and graduated from Cornell High School in 1954.
She attended Eau Claire Teachers College and graduated in 1956
with a two year rural teacher certificate. She taught for three years
at schools in Estella and Arnold and one year in Livingston,
On August 1, 1959, she married David Voytovich. For all 59 years
of their marriage, they lived, worked and raised their children on
their family farm in the Town of Colburn.
She was a loving mother and dedicated farm wife where she
gardened, canned, baked and cooked for all family events. She
also enjoyed milking cows, driving tractor for fieldwork and
harvesting, and with the help of the children and many friends and
neighbors, kept the farm operating during often challenging times.
Her unselfish capacity for helping others with her encouragement,
support and empathy was her greatest gift.
She was active in the church and community organizations and
served for 20 years as Clerk for the Town of Colburn. She enjoyed
doing bookwork, solving puzzles, reading, oil painting, sewing,
making quilts and especially sharing farm life with family where a
good meal and plenty of laughter was always a memory to be
She is survived by children, Michael (Shannon) Voytovich and their
children Alex, Peter and Sophie of Mahtomedi, MN, Karen
Voytovich and her children Andrea (Kim Hanson), Allison (Aaron) O’
Keefe and David Janney of St. Michael, MN, Gary (Sarah)
Voytovich and their children, Natasha, Nadia, Nicole, David,
Oksana, and Kseniya of Antigo WI, Barbara Voytovich of New
Brighton, MN, her great grandsons, Nolan and Levi, sisters Eva
Henning and Colleen Kaufman and brother Clinton Mohr and their
families. Beverly is preceded in death by her husband David and
her brother Richard Mohr.
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October
24, 2018 at St. John’s Orthodox Church at Huron, WI with Father
Steven Voytovich and Father Herman Klarr co-officiating with burial
following the service in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from
4 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, at Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley
with a Memorial Service at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24 one
hour prior to the service at the church.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the Evergreen
Terrace staff and Plombon Funeral Home for all of the care and
support during Beverly’s illness and passing.