Harry E. Fronek Jr., of Antigo, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. He was 90 years old.
He was born on March 18, 1931, in Antigo, a son of Harry and Helen (Prasalowicz) Fronek. He married Caroline Korbisch on Feb. 6, 1951, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Aniwa. She preceded him in death on March 28, 2009.
He was employed at Kraft in Antigo for 38 years, retiring as foreman. He also drove school bus for Malliette Bus Company for 40 years; in that time he drove multiple generations to and from school.
Harry enjoyed his hobby farm raising potatoes, pigs and cash crops. On most Sundays, he could be found polka dancing. Later in life, he enjoyed spending time with family, and daily visits with his “pals” at Dixie Lunch.
Survivors include four daughters, Carol (Dan) Hackbarth of Harrison, Arkansas, Mary (Greg) Wilhite of Abilene, Texas, Lori (Robert) Thomas of Marietta, Georgia, and Pamela (Jamie) McAuly of Birnamwood; two sons, Kevin (Mikki) Fronek of Schofield and Terry (Lois) Fronek of Schofield; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Diane Fronek; two sons, James (Carol “Suz”) Fronek and Donald Fronek; one grandson; two brothers, Jerry and Ronnie Fronek; and three sisters, Emmaline Mach, Marilyn Goetz and Marion in infancy.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Bradley Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday Nov. 19, 2021, from 4-7 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home and Saturday from 9-11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.