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William E. Frohner

July 26, 1947-July 27, 2019

William E. Frohner, 72, of Wahoo, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, July 27, 2019, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 130 Front St. in Weston, with the Rev. Matthew Vandewalle, celebrant. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, with a 7 p.m. rosary, all at the church. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Ulysses. Military honors by the U.S. National Guard and American Legion #371. Memorials may be made in care of the family.

William was born July 26, 1947, in David City, to William J. and Emily Ruth (Urbanovsky) Frohner. Bill graduated from David City High School in 1965. On Sept. 14, 1974, he was married to Bernadette Janak at St. Francis Center near David City.

Following high school, he started working at the lumberyard in Ulysses for two years until he started a 35 year career with the Air National Guard as an aircraft mechanic. Bill worked for Mid City Toyota during his time with the Air National Guard. In 1982, he opened Frohner Auto in Wahoo, and he sold the business in 1989. Then Bill started Main Street Auction where he worked as an auctioneer.

His auctioneer business suited his outgoing personality very well and supported his hobby of collecting treasures. Bill was known as “Wild Bill” or “Super Dealer”, but most of all he was known as a people person who enjoyed life and a little adventure. He enjoyed racing go-karts and piloting small aircraft. Bill was a member of American Legion #371.

He is survived by wife of 44 years, Bernadette Frohner; children, Brian (Tina) Frohner of Wahoo, Beth Williamsen of Weston, Bret (Ellie) Frohner of Lincoln and Brent (Jacklyn) Frohner of Lincoln; grandchildren: Chelsea, Emily, Julia, Isabelle and Ava; brother, John (Kathleen) Frohner of Lincoln; many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by son, Brad R. Frohner; grandson, Christopher B. Schultz; parents, William J. and Emily Frohner; brother, Robert Frohner.

Visit www.marcysvoboda.com to leave condolences. Svoboda Funeral Home, 211 N. Linden St., Wahoo.

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