Ralph R. Jaroch, 86, 10050 W. Tree Lake Road, Rosholt, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at St. Michael’s Hospital after battling cancer for 10 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Adalbert Catholic Church with the Rev. Donald Walczak officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Shuda Funeral Chapel and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church. A general rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Jaroch was born Jan. 27, 1913, in Milwaukee, a son of the late Vincent and Laura (Zagrzebski) Jaroch. He attended Milwaukee schools.
As a teen-ager, he worked on various farms in the Stevens Point area, including those of Peter and Joseph Zagrzebski. He worked as a heavy equipment operator in the Civilian Conservation Corps for three years and later worked at Allis Chalmers in Milwaukee.
He was married to Leona Neldner on June 14, 1941.
After the marriage, he went into the building trade and created Jaroch Bros. Inc. in Milwaukee with his brother Carl. They ran the business until 1958 when he went to work for School Interiors.
The couple started Jaroch Cage Egg Factory and ran it until 1963 when they moved to Rosholt.
They then started a Kosher veal calf business and, after selling it, started Mud Lake Game Farms for exotic game birds, closing it in 1994 because of his illness.
He was a member of the National Bird Breeders Association, the Sacred Heart League, the St. Jude Society and the Central Association of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Nancy Kosloske, Rosholt; one son, Richard (Rita), Wisconsin Rapids; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by five brothers.