George John Wantoch, age 61, of Mondovi, WI passed away January 1, 2021 at his home with family by his side. He was born July 1, 1959 in Winona, MN; son of Theodore and Olive (Pronschinske) Wantoch.
He grew up on the home farm in Fountain City. George graduated from Cochrane-Fountain City High School in 1977. After high school, he received a technical degree from the technical college in Winona, MN. He then farmed on the home farm with his parents and brother, Joe. George farmed until 1998, then he started over-the-road trucking. In 2008 he started working at Ashley Furniture in Arcadia.
His most cherished moments towards the end of his life was the time he spent with his children and grandchildren. He was very proud of his Pronschinske and Wantoch family history that began on the home farm in Fountain City. George was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, where he earned his 4th degree Knighthood. He also very much enjoyed camping, deer hunting, cookouts, and any other activity that included comaraderie with family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Jonathon (Katie) Wantoch of Colfax, WI, Matthew Wantoch of Rocky Point, NC, Tyler Wantoch of Menomonie, WI, Adam Wantoch of Mondovi, WI, and Olivia (Matthew) Freeland of Durand, WI; six grandchildren, Gabriella, Broderik, Dalila, Allesandra, Ava and Emma; two sisters, Mary Drury and Pauline Krause; nieces, nephews and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Olive (Pronschinske) Wantoch; siblings, Joseph, Pat, Elaine and Theodore Jr.; niece, Sarah Wantoch; nephew, Jerome Wantoch.
A walk-through visitation will be from 5:00- 7:00 pm on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home in Mondovi, WI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Mondovi, WI. A 3:00 burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Pine Creek, WI.
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