Roy A. “Gus” Bogda, 90, Plover, formerly of Horicon, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 1, at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon.
Visitation will at the church from 1 p.m. Friday until the service.
Memorials may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon or St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stevens Point.
Boston Funeral Home of Stevens Point assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Bogda was born June 5, 1921, in Horicon, a son of the late Frank and Louise (Weber) Bogda. He lived in the same farmhouse in which he was born until 2009, when he moved to Plover. He graduated from Horicon High School in 1939. He was a member of the 1938 high school state championship half-mile relay team. He also participated in football and basketball, and later served as a referee for the city basketball league and as a junior varsity football coach during the war years.
He was married to Bernice Neitzel on April 22, 1950.
They farmed the land just west of the Horicon city limits for their entire working careers. The family operated the Bogda Egg Farm from the early 1960s through the 1970s.
He was baptized and confirmed at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Horicon, where he served as an usher for more than 60 years. He most recently was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stevens Point.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Bob (Pam), Campbell, Calif.; two daughters, Mary (Tom) Weller, Stevens Point, and Ann (Ed) Kreul, Wilmington, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Adeline Schwertfeger; and one great-grandson.