Marvin Dean “Porky” Holopirek, 85, La Crosse, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Locust Grove Village, La Crosse.
He was born Dec. 30, 1931, in Timken, to Ralph G. and Blanche J. (Smrcka) Holopirek. He was a lifelong resident of Rush County.
He married Evelyn J. Feldman on Sept. 22, 1953, in Nekoma. She preceded him in death Aug. 22, 2011. He owned and operated Holopirek Wrecker & Trenching Service. The last 20 years before his retirement, he was a farmer/rancher. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, La Crosse, and Sunflower Polka Club.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Janousek, La Crosse, and Karen Harris and husband, Dwayne, Warsaw, Mo.; four grandchildren, Ginger Shook and husband, Chad, Hoisington, Jill Zordel and husband, Nolan, La Crosse, Jamie Herrman, Timken, and Heather Herrman, Savage, Mont.; nine great-grandchildren, Shelby Graf, Dalton Janousek, Andrew Zordel, Brooklyn Shook, Jessica Cole, Gavin Herrman, Alleyah Burgardt, Maddix Burgardt, and Hudson Burgardt; and a great-great-grandchild, Hayden Mason.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Craig Janousek; four brothers, Ralph Holopirek, Arthur “Bud” Holopirek, Robert “Bob” Holopirek, and Donnie Holopirek; and five sisters, Dorothy Stejskal, Neva Stejskal, Irene Holopirek, Inez Schiedeman, and Marie Reifschneider.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse; burial in La Crosse City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Timken Fire Department, Timken, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to the family at www.charterfunerals.com/locations/janousek-lacrosse.php.