Francis X. Wallisch "Frank"
Francis "Frank" Wallisch, of Sunset Rd. Port Washington, passed away surrounded by his loving family in the evening hours of Friday, December 23, 2011 at Aurora Medical Center in Grafton. He was 88 years old. Frank was born in Chicago on January 11, 1923, son of John and Therese Kandlbinder Wallisch. On October 19, 1946 he married Marie Keefe Collins in Chicago, IL.
The couple moved to Wisconsin living in the Port Washington area in 1952. Frank worked as a truck driver for over 40 years for Olson Transportation Company, OK Motor Service and Stokdyk Truck Lines. After retiring from driving, he worked part-time at the Niederkorn Library. Frank was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port Washington, and the Teamsters Union. He enjoyed wood working, enjoying time at their cottage in Glidden, WI, and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Frank is survived by eight children; Marie (Gary) Zirbes of Port Washington, Anne Wallisch of New Richmond, Carolyn (Rocko) Picciolo of Grafton, Jean (Dwight) Horner of Brookfield, Frank (Sandy) Wallisch of Hartford, Michael (Barbara) Wallisch of West Bend, Alan (Valerie) Wallisch of Waupun, Chuck (Lisa) Wallisch of Waubeka and daughter-in-law Ann (the late Jack) Wallisch of Brown Deer. He is further survived by 23 grandchildren, two step-granddaughters, 20 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Marie, son Jack, son-in-law Mike Schreiner, grandson Jeffrey Zirbes and 12 brothers and sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7PM on Thursday, December 29th at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Port Washington with Father Pat Wendt officiating. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Washington. Visitation will be held at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave. in Port Washington on Thursday, December 29th, from 3-6:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to St. Mary's Parish in Port Washington or the Schools Sisters of Notre Dame. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com
The Wallisch family would like to thank his Lasata Support Group friends and his special breakfast club friends for their kindness and support.
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Our hearts will hold the memory of a laughing and dear man known to all of us as "Uncle Frank". To his children and their families we send our sincerest sympathy. Roger and Corrine Rudnick Kris and Anne Rudnick Morrow L... more
So many fond memories growing up with the Wallisch's who've always been welcoming and gracious in their home. Frank and Marie were sweet, patient, and personable. I'm grateful to be Carolyn's friend for over 50 years a... more
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES FRANK!! John S
We lost a great guy. The Frahm family will miss him. He was a positive presence in every gathering. His wonderful family is a reflection of his guidance.