ATWOOD?-- Victor J. Pochop, 88, died Thursday (May 31, 2007) at Rawlins County Health Center in Atwood.
He was born Sept. 5, 1918, at Beardsley, Kan., to Rudolph and Vincentia (Novotny) Pochop. He attended Forest Hill country school. He served in the U.S. Army 35th Infantry for three and a half years in the European Theater during World War II. He earned five battle stars during his service.
He married Lucy Holub on June 24, 1952, in the Sacred Heart Church in Atwood. He farmed near Beardsley before retiring in 2004 and moving to Atwood.
He was a member of the American Legion, Sam Hubbard Post No. 46 of Atwood, Catholic Workman No. 74, St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in rural Atwood and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Lorens, Agnes?Pochop, Helen Douthlt and Margaret Faimon; and brothers, Vincent and Ralph Pochop.
Survivors include his wife, Lucy; son, Victor and wife, Eva of Atwood; daughter, Valyne and husband, Alan Stolfus; sister, Angie Demmer of Lakewood, Colo.; brother, Frank Pochop and wife, Elizabeth of Atwood; sister-in-law, Jean Pochop of Atwood; and three grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial was Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atwood with the Rev. Galen Long officiating. Interment was in Mount Calvary Cemetery with military honors by American Legion, Sam Hubbard Post No. 46 of Atwood.
Memorials may be given to Mount Calvary Cemetery Fund or Atwood Second Century Fund.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of arrangements.