Bernard “Ben” B. Konkol, 78, Amherst, a former farmer and Custer businessman, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at his residence.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Amherst, with the Rev. Robert Pedretti officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst and from 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church until the services. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Konkol was born Sept. 24, 1922, in Rudolph, a son of the late Jacob and Cecelia (Koniezski) Konkol.
He was married to Myrtle Vollert. She preceded him in death.
He was married to Daisy Lepak on Aug. 2, 1980, in Amherst.
He farmed and operated a dairy in the Rudolph area for many years. After farming, he owned and operated The Outpost, a bar, in Custer for 16 years, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Amherst.
Survivors include his wife, Daisy; one son, Korey Konkol, St. Paul, Minn.; three stepsons, Gary (Renee) Vollert, and Gary (Diane) Docka, both of Stevens Point, and Carl (Marge) Docka, Amherst; one sister, Sophie (Art) Cantrell, Colton, Calif.; three stepgrandsons and one great-stepgrandson.
He was also preceded in death by one stepdaughter, four brothers, two sisters and four stepgrandchildren.