George Andrew Frohock, Jr.
George Andrew Frohock, Jr. of West Salem, Wisconsin passed away at age 87 on March 26. George was the only son and youngest born to George and Beda (Borg) Frohock on August 20, 1931.
George was raised on the Northside of La Crosse and often shared stories about his days as part of the “Goose Green Gang” where everyone had a unique nickname and many adventures together. He married his childhood sweetheart, Lois Johnson, on August 2, 1952 at the Caledonia Street Methodist Church. George joined the Army was stationed for a time in the former Panama Canal Zone. Lois joined him to live near the base shortly after their marriage. They had three children – daughter Lori, and sons Jeffrey and Michael. George worked in construction and built houses before joining Trane Company where he worked for over 40 years. After retiring from Trane Company, he worked at Gundersen Health System with the resident housing. He had a very strong work ethic – rarely missing a day. He, Lois and their children built several of their own homes in the Town of Medary, the Northside of La Crosse, and West Salem. After raising their family, George and Lois enjoyed day trips throughout Wisconsin and the area – often stopping by casinos for a little fun!
He is survived by his wife of over 66 years, Lois; daughter Lori (Frank) Van Lin of La Crescent, Minnesota; and son Jeff (Sandy) Frohock and family of Caledonia, Minnesota. Grandchildren include Tasha (Nick) Carney, Mallory Van Lin, Jaylene Van Lin, and Shaylyn Franke. Great-grandchildren include Noah, Nadiya and Nevin Carney, and Hadley Ross. He is also survived by his sister, Bethleen Connor; and brothers-in-law Ron (Adele) Johnson and Jerome Johnson, and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, parents-in-law, sisters Ilene and Elaine, several brothers-and-sisters-in-law, and youngest son Mike.
Family and friends are invited to gather and reminisce on Wednesday, April 3 from 2:30 – 5:00 pm at the Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska, Wisconsin.
The family wishes to thank the Gundersen Health System Hospice Program and Mulder Health Care Facility in West Salem for their compassionate care for the past several months.