John F. Fronk, age 74 years, of rural Hillsboro, Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at his home.
He was born on January 15, 1948 to James and Sylvia (Jelinek) Fronk in Hillsboro. John grew to adulthood in the White City area and attended the White City School through the 8th Grade. He also attended the Hillsboro High School until the day he turned 16. He was a lifelong farmer and always lived on the family farm.
John was united in marriage to Elaine Wopat on April 18, 1980 in Hillsboro.
They were very proud to be able to acquire two family century farms of over 400 acres of which the family continues to operate. He also enjoyed taking care of the cattle on those farms. Another passion was attending farm auctions and flea markets. John was an avid reader, reading hundreds of books over the years.
Along with farming John worked other various jobs including meter reading, delivering the Richland Shopping News and for many years he worked with the Town of Union recycling operation, where he met and helped many of his neighbors.
John cherished the time with his three grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine; son, Mathew (Thea) Fronk; grandchildren, Jacob, Allison and Austin; and siblings, Janet Olson, Elinor (Gary) La Chapelle, Jim (Dawn) Fronk, Laurence Fronk and Laurie Fronk. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Thomas and a brother-in-law, David Olson.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Father Don Bauer officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery – Dilly. Friends may call at the Church on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.
The Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting with arrangements.