Leona E. Jaroch, 85, 10050 W. Tree Lake Road, Rosholt, died on Thursday, March 16, 2000.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Adalbert Catholic Church in Rosholt with the Rev. Donald Walczak officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery at a later date following cremation.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday at Shuda Funeral Chapel. A general rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Jaroch was born June 12, 1914, in Milwaukee, a daughter of the late Leon and Petronella (Dombrowski) Neldner. She attended schools in Milwaukee and later worked at Cutler Hammer Mfg. in Milwaukee.
She was married to Ralph Jaroch on June 14, 1941, in Milwaukee. He died Jan. 15, 2000.
The couple settled in Milwaukee for several years, moving to New Berlin in 1954.
The following year, they started Jaroch Caged Egg Factory, the first of its kind in Wisconsin. They raised over 5,000 chickens and sold to restaurants such as George Webb. In 1963 they sold the egg business and property and 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.
Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Kosloske, Rosholt; one son, Richard (Rita), Wisconsin Rapids; two brothers, Gilbert (Margie) Neldner, Haines City, Fla., and Emil (Dorothy) Neldner, Milwaukee; one sister, Loretta (Clifford) Depka, Amherst; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold and George.