John J. “Bubber” Gospodar, 92 of Stanley, died Monday, January
1, 2018 at Wisconsin Veteran’s Home-Chippewa Falls. He was
born on August 29, 1925 in Stanley the son of the late Stephen
and Antonia “Edna” (Stanek) Gospodar. John grew up in Stanley
and graduated from high school. He went on to serve his country
in the Navy during WWII and was one of the brave that fought at
Iwo Jima. He returned to Stanley and was a state Auditor for the
State of Wisconsin. On June 23, 1952 he married Shirley Mae
LeDuc at St. Mary’s Catholic Church-Stanley.
The couple enjoyed spending time at the family cabin on Chain
Lake. Bubber was a proud member of Stanley VFW Post #2711 for
many years.
He is survived by his children, Steve (LaRayne) Gospodar, Jim
(Laure) Gospodar and Kathy Gospodar, 5 grandchildren, Colynn
(Emily) Auberg, Grant (Korina) Auberg, Ivan (Ashley) Gospodar,
Natalie (John) DiVelbiss and Lisa (Travis) Dettinger and 9 great
grandchildren, Daneian, Ryker, Landon, Bella, Easton, Fletcher,
Zac, Abi and Gabe, and a niece Kathie (Harry) Hoffman and a
nephew, Bill (Holly) Moore. John is preceded in death by his wife,
Shirley (2008), his parents, brothers, Richard and Robert and
sisters, Mary Jane Moore and Virginia Mudgett.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, January 6,
2018 at the Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley with Father William
Felix officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery
with military rites. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 10:30
until time of service.